Michigan: HIV/AIDS Patients in Region Face Unique Housing Challenges
January 29, 2013
Tina Counterman, a social worker at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center's (SHRC) AIDS Care Program, Midland, Michigan. emphasizes the importance of stable housing for individuals with HIV infection or AIDS. She explains that without proper housing, patients are not likely to have access to adequate treatment. In her role, she connects individuals with HIV infection or AIDS to treatment and funding to pay for treatment, transportation to medical care, and assistance with finding stable housing and testing. Counterman regrets that, although persons with HIV infection or AIDS are living longer, there is still stigma about the disease.
Midland Daily News
01.29.2013; Joe Mortensen
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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