Linkage to HIV Care and Primary Care in the South

Published on 2013 USCA Agenda (
Track: Linkage to HIV Care and Primary Care
This session will highlight three large, community-wide initiatives funded by AIDS United to improve systems of care for PLWHA in communities in the Deep South. Each of the three projects is unique in its approach, but driven by the local epidemic and identified gaps in linkage and care. The projects include: rural HIV/AIDS telemedicine in Alabama, Peer Navigation work in rural and urban North Carolina and the integration of HIV/AIDS linkage and retention efforts within Louisiana incarceration and public health entities. Using the Gardner Cascade as a frame of reference, each site will discuss their successes and challenges, as well as sharing tools and strategies that are working well on the ground. The session will bring a focus on the unique issues that present themselves when working toward ending the AIDS epidemic in the Deep South.
Presenters: Maura Riordan, AIDS United, Washington, DC; Russell Brewer, PhD, Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans, LA; Laurie Dill, MD, Medical AIDS Outreach, Montgomery, AL; Beth Stringfield, Duke University, Raleigh-Durham, NC
Time Slot: Sun, 09/08/2013 – 2:30pm – 5:30pm

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