Rural America and HIV

“Rural residents are:

– Less likely to get HIV tested
– More likely to internalize HIV-related stigma
– More likely to be tested in non-rural places
– More likely to be diagnosed with AIDS at the time of initial HIV diagnosis
– Less likely to be retained in care
– Less likely to be virally suppressed”

Read this article from the Health Resources & Service Administration to find out why and help end these disparities.

Facts based on these studies: CDC, Rural Health Committee; 2016 and S. Kalichman, H. Katner, E. Banas, & M. Kalichman; 2016