In this short video rural clinicians and people living with HIV describe the challenges of access and stigma in rural environments. Challenges include finding providers who are knowledgable about HIV, fear of disclosure in communities with a single medical provider or pharmacy, and fear of community rejection if one's HIV status is known. The positive impact of a supportive and knowledgeable health care provider is also discussed. The video was created by the AETC Program Rural Health Committee in 2016.
Each of the 8 regional AETCs is able to assist rural clinicians and clinical programs in providing quality HIV care.
This video is also available with Spanish language closed captioning.
Topic(s): Step 1: Preventing New Infections, Step 2: Identifying Cases through HIV Testing & Diagnosis, Step 3: Connecting HIV-Positive People to Quality HIV Care, Step 4: Keeping HIV-Positive People in Quality HIV Care, Step 5: Effective Drug Treatment of HIV, Step 6: Treatment Success--Suppressed Viral Load, HIV Clinical Care, Primary Care, Rural Populations, Health Disparities, Stigma
Resource type: Videos