Posit Aware. 1998 Jul-Aug;9(4):28-9, 51. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
People with HIV face special problems when living in rural communities.
Many have to travel long distances for health care and may have
difficulty finding doctors with experience in treating HIV disease. HIV
is spreading rapidly throughout smaller communities partly because of
barriers to educational and prevention programs and health services.
Barriers cited in a recent University of Vermont study include concerns
about confidentiality, quality of health care, and stigmatization by the
community. There is also a lack of exposure to experimental therapies,
limited access to information about available services, and a lack of
health insurance options.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLE Acquired Immunodeficiency
Syndrome/*EPIDEMIOLOGY/*THERAPY Confidentiality HIV
Infections/*EPIDEMIOLOGY/*THERAPY *Health Services Accessibility Human
Prejudice Quality of Health Care *Rural Health United