Thursday, October 31, 2019

Nov. 7 webinar will look at HIV/AIDS in rural America

The Rural Health Information Hub will host a webinar Nov. 7 to discuss HIV and AIDS in rural America. The free event will begin at 11 a.m. ET and will last about an hour. A recording will be available on the RHI Hub website afterward.

The webinar will review a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that says the decline in HIV infections has hit a plateau because effective prevention and treatment efforts aren't adequately reaching some populations with the highest need for such services, including rural areas.

Speakers will provide an overview of a federally funded initiative called "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. They will also discuss the rural distribution of medical providers funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and highlight the work of a Ryan White grantee in rural Alabama. Click here to learn more or to register.

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