HIV Infection and AIDS in the Deep South.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examine epidemiological and demographic data documenting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Deep South region of the United States. These data document substantial increases in AIDS cases in the Deep South from 2000 to 2003. In contrast, other US regions are experiencing stable rates or small increases in new AIDS cases. Furthermore, the AIDS epidemic in the Deep South is more concentrated than in other regions among African Americans, women, and rural residents. The Deep South also has some of the highest levels of poverty and uninsured individuals, factors that complicate the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. Further research is needed to determine the cause of the disproportionate rise in AIDS incidence and to develop effective means of preventing HIV infection and providing care of those infected in this region.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reif, S; Geonnotti, KL; Whetten, K

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 970 - 973

PubMed ID

  • 16670228

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1470626

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.2005.063149


  • eng