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HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities Research, Education, and Advocacy

  • Edited By: Fayth M. Parks, Gregory S. Felzien, Sally Jue
  • ISBN: 9783319562384
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: July 24, 2017
  • Format: Hardback – 157 pages
  • Language: English


This wide-ranging volume reviews the experience and treatment of HIV/AIDS in rural America at the clinical, care system, community, and individual levels. Rural HIV-related phenomena are explored within healthcare contexts (physician shortages, treatment disparities) and the social environment (stigma, the opioid epidemic), and contrasted with urban frames of reference. Contributors present latest findings on HIV medications, best practices, and innovative opportunities for improving care and care settings, plus invaluable first-person perspective on the intersectionality of patient subpopulations.

These chapters offer both seasoned and training practitioners a thorough grounding in the unique challenges of providing appropriate and effective services in the region.

Featured Topics Include
  • Case study: Georgia’s rural vs. non-rural populations
  • HIV medications: how they work and why they fail
  • Pediatric/adolescent HIV: legal and ethical issues
  • Our experience: HIV-positive African-American women in the Deep South
  • Learning to age successfully with HIV

Bringing important detail to an often-marginalized population, HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities will interest and inspire healthcare practitioners including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, case managers, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and family therapists, as well as educators, students, persons living with HIV, advocates, community leaders, and policymakers.

Key Features
  • Clarifies key features of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in rural communities
  • Highlights key challenges and barriers of HIV service delivery
  • Identifies tools for evidence-based practice of HIV prevention, intervention, and care
  • Describes addiction and other mental health issues
  • Highlights advocacy and best practices for fighting HIV/AIDS denial and stigma
  • Addresses cultural competency, ethical issues, and confidentiality
  • Integrates case studies to make HIV/AIDS training more relevant
Table of Contents
  1. The Rural HIV Epidemic: Using AIDsVu to Understand Where You Live
  2. Case Study: Georgia’s Rural vs. Non-Rural Populations
  3. More Than Our Share: The Unchecked HIV/AIDS Crisis in Mississippi
  4. Sudden Plague: A Rural Indiana Community’s HIV Outbreak
  5. HIV/AIDS: The Last 30-Plus Years
  6. HIV Prevention: TasP, PrEP, PEP, and nPEP
  7. Pediatric/Adolescent HIV: Legal and Ethical issues
  8. R.E.S.T.A.R.T.: An Approach to Re-Engage and Treat HIV in Rural Tennessee
  9. Bridging the Mental Health Gap Across the HIV Continuum of Care
  10. Managing Depression and Suicidality in Clients Living With HIV
  11. Acceptance and Commitment Principles in the Engagement and Treatment of PLWHA
  12. A Shelter-Based Model of Mental Health Care for the Homeless
  13. A Rural Health Clinic’s Approach to Building a Patient-Centered Medical Home
  14. Women on Maintaining Health and Nutrition (W.O.M.E.N.)
  15. HIV Prevention Working With Rural African American Youth
  16. Intersecting HIV Prevention Practice and Truth Among MSM.- Learning to Age Successfully With HIV
  17. Powers of the Quilt: Fostering HIV/AIDS Literacy in and Through the Arts
Editors Biography

Fayth M. Parks, PhD, is an associate professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development at Georgia Southern University. From 2010-2012, she was an HIV/AIDS trainer through the American Psychological Association’s (APA) HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE).

Gregory S. Felzien, MD, AAHIVS, is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases and also certified as an American Academy of HIV specialist.  He is medical advisor within the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Division of Health Protection/IDI-HIV.  As part of this position, Dr. Felzien continues to care for and focus on the needs of rural HIV positive individuals throughout the state. Dr. Felzien practices infectious diseases with an emphasis on HIV, Tb, and Hepatitis.

Sally Jue, MSW, is former manager of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  During her time with the AIDS Project Los Angeles, Ms. Jue created and managed one of the first HIV mental health programs in the United States. She and her staff created innovative clinical treatment programs for clients with co-occurring disorders as well as volunteer peer support programs. In addition to overseeing staff, peer, professional volunteers and interns, Ms. Jue was also active in developing partnerships that brought together different organizations and communities to advocate for improved access to services for people affected by HIV. Ms. Jue is a founder and former chair of the LA County HIV Asian Pacific Caucus, a former consultant for the SAMHSA Mental Health HIV Services Collaborative, and former appointee to the LA County Department of Health Services’ Cultural and Linguistic Competency Standards Work Group.

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