Reaching at Risk Patients in AIDS Care and Prevention

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Adam Hochron


There are several areas of the country where the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic remains to be a problem. Both minorities and those in the southern states are seeing a continued problem with the disease, while the northern states are seeing improvements in numbers.

A project, led by researchers from the University of North Carolina and Emory University, is working to address these patient populations and others with the goal of hopefully helping people outside the country as well. Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, from the Chapel Hill campus with the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, said there are ways to overcome the digital divide when smartphones are not available. With several of the insititutions involved located in southern states, she said they hope to be more involved in their communities in an effort to provide the products that will be of the most benefit to patients.

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