The Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) is an initiative of the Duke Health Justice Clinic that works with a broad-based Steering Committee of HIV advocates and a Duke research team to create data-driven policy solutions to ending AIDS in the US South.
SASI develops research-based policy and strategy recommendations aimed at securing a federal commitment to fully implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the US South. SASI also supports state-based advocates in Deep South states with research and policy recommendations.
The evidence is clear: The Southeast has the highest rates of both new HIV diagnoses and HIV deaths, as well as poor social determinants of health. SASI seeks a federal commitment to develop models of integrated HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment for rural, midsize, and urban communities typical of those in the Southern region of the United States.
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