by University of Medicine, Dentistry of New Jersey - Press Release
| Mar. 12, 2012
“We have known that black women in the US are disproportionately impacted by HIV, however, the magnitude of this disparity in areas hardest hit by the HIV epidemic underscores the gravity of the problem.”
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This article frames the HIV epidemic as a societal and medical technological frames. Societal because there were tests done in "hot spots", which are the geographic areas in the US with the highest rates of HIV. Medical technological frame because there was a focus on HIV testing, improvement of therapies, and decreased timing of infection to testing. The solution suggested by the article is to increase the awareness of HIV risk and expand novel testing and prevention in areas with high rates of HIV in the US. This aProxy-Connection: keep-alive
roach is very common among the HIV studies done by medical staff because nobody forces you to get tested for HIV and it is completely voluntary. This article doesn't go too far upstream because they don't analyze the reason why these women are getting HIV transmitted to them. It would help if the article looked at the stigma related with HIV and the patient-doctor relationships the women have. By analyzing the stigma around HIV, we could discover reasons why these women don't know they have HIV or at least get people talking about safe sexual behavior in their communities. The patient-doctor relationships will help us find out why these women aren't getting tested until it is too late either because they don't trust their doctor or have language barriers.