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Citation:  Pellowski, J. A. (2013). Barriers to care for rural people living with HIV: A review of domestic research and health care models.. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24 (5), 422-437.
Title:  Barriers to care for rural people living with HIV: A review of domestic research and health care models.
Authors:  Pellowski, J. A.
Year:  2013
Journal/Publication:  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Publisher:  Elsevier
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2012.08.007
Full text:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055329012001860?...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  There has been limited availability of specialized care for individuals with HIV in rural areas. Rural patients face greater barriers to care than those living in urban areas.
Purpose:  The authors conducted a systematic review of empirical literature on barriers to care for people living with HIV in rural areas of the U.S.
Study sample:  Fifteen articles were used for the systematic review analysis.
Findings:  Twenty-seven barriers were identified and the most common were discussed. They were found to be transportation needs, health care provider discrimination and stigma, concerns over confidentiality, and affordability and lack of financial means.
Conclusions:  Barriers to health care for people with HIV in rural areas much be addressed. Health care models that can address these concerns are discussed and future research suggestions are provided.

Disabilities served:  HIV / AIDS
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities