HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities

Research, Education, and Advocacy

  • Fayth M. Parks
  • Gregory S. Felzien
  • Sally Jue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. HIV and Rural Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jane Kelly, Deepali Rane, Brian Huylebroeck, Pascale Wortley, Cherie Drenzek
      Pages 3-20
  3. HIV Disease and Primary Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Anne Marie Schipani-McLaughlin, Danielle Lambert, Carolyn Lauckner, Nathan Hansen
      Pages 33-44
    3. Gregory S. Felzien
      Pages 45-57
    4. Tiffany Chenneville
      Pages 73-88
    5. Jennifer D. Lenardson, Mary Lindsey Smith
      Pages 89-108
  4. Rural Families and Communities: Prevention and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Stacy W. Smallwood, Jarvis W. Carter Jr., Anne O. Odusanya
      Pages 123-140
    3. Barbara J. Blake, Gloria Ann Jones Taylor
      Pages 141-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-157

About this book


This wide-ranging volume reviews the experience and treatment of HIV/AIDS in rural America at the clinical, care system, community, and individual levels. Rural HIV-related phenomena are explored within healthcare contexts (physician shortages, treatment disparities) and the social environment (stigma, the opioid epidemic), and contrasted with urban frames of reference. Contributors present latest findings on HIV medications, best practices, and innovative opportunities for improving care and care settings, plus invaluable first-person perspective on the intersectionality of patient subpopulations. These chapters offer both seasoned and training practitioners a thorough grounding in the unique challenges of providing appropriate and effective services in the region. 

Featured topics include: 

  •         Case study: Georgia’s rural vs. non-rural populations
  •         HIV medications: how they work and why they fail
  •         Pediatric/adolescent HIV: legal and ethical issues
  •         Our experience: HIV-positive African-American women in the Deep South
  •         Learning to age successfully with HIV 
Bringing important detail to an often-marginalized population, HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities will interest and inspire healthcare practitioners including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, case managers, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and family therapists, as well as educators, students, persons living with HIV, advocates, community leaders, and policymakers.                                                                                                   


HIV/AIDS rural health rural HIV epidemic HIV and mental health HIV and drug abuse/addiction HIV crisis in the South community health infectious diseases HIV research HIV education HIV advocacy rural communities HIV prevention HIV medicine HIV intervention HIV care

Editors and affiliations

  • Fayth M. Parks
    • 1
  • Gregory S. Felzien
    • 2
  • Sally Jue
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human DevelopmentGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA
  2. 2.Division of Health Protection/IDI-HIVGeorgia Department of Public HealthAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Organizational and Diversity ConsultantLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56238-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56239-1
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