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Report: Impact of HIV in South and Ideas for Leadership in Black Community

Monday, February 10, 2020

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Black people in the South are disproportionately impacted in every transmission risk group

The impact of HIV among African Americans in nine southern states, and ideas for expanding HIV leadership in the Black community, is summarized in HIV Advocacy Needs Assessment: Health Policy and Advocacy Opportunities for Black Communities in the South.

Released February 7, the bulk of the report presents state-specific data on:

1. The status of HIV (CDC HIV incidence and prevalence data)

2. Engagement in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) HIV care continuum (using 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Data)

3. The status of activities related to ending the HIV epidemic (e.g., Medicaid expansion, syringe exchange programs, Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative activities).

The nine states covered in the report include:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

The below table presents overall viral suppression in nine southern states. For RWHAP-specific data for each state, see the report's state tables. Also, see the latest data in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client Level Data Report, 2018 on retention in care and viral suppression, by state and race/ethnicity, in Table 30a (Retention in care) and Table 31a (Viral suppression).

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