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SASI Research Team and CDC Publish New Findings about the HIV burden and Deaths in 9 Deep South States

December, 2014: SASI research team collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control to publish new article in the Journal of Community Health: HIV Diagnoses, Prevalence and Outcomes in Nine Southern States , Reif, Pence, Hall, Hu, Whetten & Wilson, Journal … Continue reading

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Second SASI Infrastructure Study released: Columbia, South Carolina

November, 2014: HIV Infrastructure Study: Columbia, SC , Susan S. Reif, Elena Wilson, & Carolyn McAllaster. The latest SASI Infrastructure Study, HIV Infrastructure Study: Columbia, SC ,  was released at the annual South Carolina HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Conference in Columbia, SC. … Continue reading

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New SASI Report: HIV Infrastructure Study: Baton Rouge

September 18, 2014: SASI HIV Infrastructure Study: Baton Rouge, Susan S. Reif, Elena Wilson, Carolyn McAllaster, & Casteel Scherger. SASI researcher, Kristen Sullivan, and SASI Steering Committee member, Sharon Decuir (of Baton Rouge, LA) released and discussed the SASI HIV Infrastructure … Continue reading

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State decisions not to Expand Medicaid have a Significant Impact on the Deep South.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers has released a report, Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions not to Expand Medicaid, analyzing several consequences of States’ decisions not to expand Medicaid. None of the nine deep south states (AL, GA, FL, LA, … Continue reading

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White House Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States

On June 18, 2014, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, under the leadership of new Director, Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, held its first ever meeting focused on HIV in the Southern United States.  Southerners living with HIV, their … Continue reading

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Disproportionate Impact of HIV in the South has been Consistent from 2008 – 2011

4/23/2014: SASI Trends Report expanded: HIV/AIDS in the Southern US: Trends from 2008-2011 Show a Consistent Disproportionate Epidemic. The SASI research team has expanded its analysis of the CDC HIV surveillance data over a four year period (2008-2011) and today released their updated report. … Continue reading

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SASI Article published in the Journal, AIDS Care, highlights continued disproportionate epidemic in the US South

January 17, 2014:  SASI publishes article in AIDS Care: HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States: A Disproportionate Epidemic. Abstract available here. Using 2011 CDC data, SASI researchers have documented the continuing disproportionate epidemic in the Southern United States and particularly … Continue reading

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South Carolina ends Segregation of HIV+ Inmates

July 10, 2013:  The ACLU announced today that South Carolina, the last state to segregate HIV+ inmates, has agreed to end that practice. “Ending a long out-dated policy that stigmatized human beings and ignored modern medical information is a tremendous victory … Continue reading

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SASI at AIDS Watch

February 25, 2013:  SASI (Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative) was well-represented at AIDS Watch 2013!  We had delegates from all of the Deep South states except Mississippi.  Our advocacy is important in light of the fact that the South has 46% … Continue reading

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New CDC Paper Provides Further Documentation of High HIV Burden in the Southeastern United States

HIV Diagnoses and Prevalence in the Southern Region of the United States, 2007-2010, a new paper published in the Journal of Community Health by CDC authors documents the high HIV burden borne by the Southeastern United States.  According to the paper, … Continue reading

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