Treating People Living with HIV in Rural U.S. Territories Infographic

This resource illustrates some of the challenges with delivering HIV care in rural U.S. territories, and offers strategies and examples from AETC Program initiatives that address barriers to treating PLWH in rural areas. 

Infographic References

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  6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau. (March 2010). Pharmacists: Prescribing Better Care. HRSA CARE Action Newsletter.
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