Date of Award

8-2015

Document Type

Capstone-Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Program Name

Public Health

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Carol Hoban

Abstract

The study shall review the critical issues that relate to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the South East Region of the United States. More precisely these regions incorporate the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. More intently, the study shall scrutinize the aspects of access care and effective treatment plans, financial and housing assistance that is available and applicable, and prevention through awareness and education. Most importantly, the study shall scrutinize the existent programs and their effectiveness. The methodologies that will be applicable in the data collection process incorporate Literature review, focus groups, and observation. The HIV programs in the Southeast region of the United States operate in line with authoritative objectives, but they face challenges in eliminating and minimizing the HIV virus in the area. An all-inclusive framework is essential, and this will nurture new and robust HIV programs in Southeast region of the US while enhancing the existent initiatives of the current HIV programs in the region.

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