Susan Reif’s newly published report Deep South Has the Highest HIV-elated Death Rates in the United South is gaining more press. Susan Reif, a Research Associate at CHPIR, and Carolyn McAllaster, a clinical professor at Duke University School of Law, wrote an op-ed for The News & Observer in honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2015.
The report states “the South continues to bear the heaviest HIV burden, with the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses and people living with diagnosed HIV.” Furthermore, an important finding for policymakers is “death rates with HIV as the underlying cause were highest in the South.”
The report calls for U.S. federal policy makers to “direct adequate prevention resources to the U.S. South, including areas outside the large cities, where HIV diagnosis numbers and HIV-related deaths are high.”
The op-ed in The News & Observer can be found here.
This report was also featured on the Duke Global Health Institute’s website and that article can be found here.
The full report can be found on the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative by clicking on the picture below.