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HIV/AIDS in the South and Challenges in Other Non-Metropolitan Areas in the U.S.
Original Broadcast: January 27, 2006
(2 hours 30 minutes)
The Southern States Manifesto, HIV/AIDS & STDs in the South was released in March of 2002. The report brought national attention to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS and STDs across southern communities and localities. The disparities include higher than national averages of disease rates, disproportionate disease rates among persons of color, and inadequate resources to respond to the crisis. Nearly four years later as the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South continues to grow and as the Ryan White C.A.R.E. Act Languishes in Congress, the Southern AIDS Coalition, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health hosted this program to highlight concerns and to discuss solutions.
State of Alabama Representative
Michael S. Saag, MD
Director, UAB Center for AIDS Research
Peter Leone, MD
HIV/AIDS Medical Director
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Jane Cheeks, JD, MPH
State AIDS Director, Alabama
Evelyn Foust, MPH
State AIDS Director
Chief Executive Officer
HIV/AIDS providers, State AIDS Directors, AIDS Service Organizations, physicians, people living with HIV Disease and Congressional staff members.
None for this program.
Contact for Technical Assistance
(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN
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