New Study Details Southern U.S. HIV Epidemic
January 18, 2012
Just days before the South Carolina Republican Primary (and weeks after Republican Presidential candidates threw people with HIV under the bus), the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative released a report on the AIDS epidemic in the Southern States.
The also found that many of the contributing factors to the spread of HIV in the southern states include poor health outcomes in other areas, racism, homophobia, sexism, poverty, stigma/cultural conservatism, and lack of access to healthcare in rural areas.
Housing Works has been working in Mississippi since 2005, when the former Governor Haley Barbour signed a bill that limited Medicaid recipients to only being covered for 5 prescriptions. From that initial advocacy, AIDS Action In Mississippi was born.
Read the report:Southern AIDS Research Report Final
This article was provided by Housing Works. It is a part of the publication Housing Works AIDS Issues Update. Visit Housing Works' website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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