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AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 23, Supplement 3, pp 313–318 | Cite as

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration Initiatives to Address Disparate Rates of HIV Infection in the South

  • Donna Hubbard McCreeEmail author
  • Steven R. YoungEmail author
  • Kirk D. Henny
  • Laura Cheever
  • Eugene McCray
Original Paper

Abstract

The US South accounted for 51% of annual new HIV infections, 50% of undiagnosed infections and 45% of persons with HIV infection in 2016 while comprising 38% of the population. Myriad structural and contextual factors are associated with HIV-related disparities. This paper describes initiatives and strategies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration to identify opportunities and activities addressing the disparity of HIV diagnoses in the South. Targeted HIV prevention and care efforts can change the trajectory of outcomes along the HIV care continuum and reduce HIV-related disparities in the South.

Keywords

HIV infection Disparities Southern US CDC HRSA 

Resumen

El Sur de los EE. UU. representó el 51% de las nuevas infecciones anuales por el VIH, el 50% de las infecciones no diagnosticadas y el 45% de las personas con infecciones por VIH en 2016, mientras que representa el 38% de la población. Innumerables factores estructurales y contextuales están asociados con las disparidades relacionadas con el VIH. Este artículo describe las iniciativas y estrategias llevadas a cabo por los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades y la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud, para identificar oportunidades y actividades que dirijan sus esfuerzos a la disparidad de los diagnósticos de VIH en el Sur. La prevención y el tratamiento dirigidos contra el VIH pueden cambiar la trayectoria de los resultados a lo largo del continuo de la atención del VIH, y pueden así, reducir las disparidades relacionadas con el VIH en el Sur.

Palabras clave

Infección por VIH disparidades sur de los Estados Unidos CDC HRSA 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Health Resources and Services Administration.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Metropolitan HIV/AIDS Programs, HIV/AIDS BureauHealth Resources and Services AdministrationRockvilleUSA

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