HIV in Appalachia

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Abigail Stephens (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
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Grant Hardy

Abstract: While historians have largely focused on urban centers such as New York and San Francisco when discussing the impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), by 1985 the virus had spread to rural areas such as Appalachia. Despite stigma in regions such as Western North Carolina, service organizations like the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) and Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) allowed those who contracted HIV to cope with their diagnosis and live better lives than they might have in large cities where the disease was more prevalent.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
HIV, North Carolina, Appalachia, human health, health organizations

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