Office of Health Equity
The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention/Office of the Director’s mission is to provide national leadership and support for HIV epidemiologic research and surveillance of the behaviors and determinants of HIV transmission and disease progression, and for prevention research and the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based HIV prevention programs serving persons affected by or at risk for HIV infection.
On April 19, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held the HIV in the South town hall meeting to elicit individual participant feedback on addressing HIV-related health disparities in Deep South states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas).
The meeting’s town hall format allowed invited participants—who were individuals with experience and expertise in conducting HIV prevention efforts in these states—to provide feedback on their challenges, experiences, and suggestions for addressing HIV-related health disparities in the South. The meeting notes provide an overview of key presentations and a summary of the facilitated and roundtable discussions. These meeting notes are not formal CDC recommendations, nor the collective opinions and perspectives of all invited participants.
If you would like to share your comments on these notes or the meeting, please send them to HIVintheSouth@cdc.gov.