When we think of infrastructure, we frequently think about things like bridges, roads, and internet. While all of these are critical to our daily lives, in the context of HIV in the South, infrastructure means the systems of HIV prevention and care including barriers to accessing those systems.
SASI’s HIV Infrastructure Reports provide a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to the disproportionate HIV epidemic in the US Deep South. The Reports examine the HIV care and prevention infrastructures and factors that contribute to the HIV burden and poorer outcomes in four Deep South metropolitan areas and also study two control metropolitan areas with similar demographic characteristics but less severe HIV epidemics.
Infrastructure reports are now available for:
- HIV-AIDS Care and Prevention Infrastructure in the U.S. Deep South (Comprehensive Report)
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Birmingham, Alabama – Chosen as a Control Metropolitan Statistical Area for the Study
- Cincinnati, Ohio – Chosen as a Control Metropolitan Statistical Area for the Study
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Jacksonville, Florida
ANNOUNCEMENT: With the retirement of Director, Carolyn McAllaster, the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) ended as a separate initiative on July 1, 2019. The research-based policy work of SASI has moved to the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC). Please visit the SAC Action Center to find SASI’s Research Reports and Fact Sheets.