What Do Teens Think About When They Think About HIV?

A Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative report written by CHPIR staff was cited in a Jezebel article titled, “What Do Teens Think About When They Think About HIV?”

“If you were to overlay a map of Medicaid expansion and where we’re seeing new HIV diagnoses, they basically line up with states that don’t have Medicaid expansion through the ACA and states where we’re seeing incredibly high rates of HIV infections,” said Leonard on the socio-economic aspect of new infections. Of the Southern AIDS Strategy’s assessment of the nine states that had the highest HIV and AIDS diagnosis rates in the U.S. from 2008 to 2013— Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas—none of them had Medicaid expansion (Louisiana has since expanded).”

(For the full article, visit: http://jezebel.com/what-do- teens-think- about-when- they-think- about-hiv- 1796786396)



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