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Tammie L. Nelson, MPH, CPH

The Marion County Public Health Department’s Ryan White HIV Services Program – Indianapolis TGA oversees Ryan White Part A, C, and Minority AIDS Initiative grants in the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). These programs serve the needs of persons newly infected or living with HIV and out of care and/or uninsured or medically underserved.

Prevalence of Undiagnosed HIV: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent HIV surveillance report provides evidence of a decrease in the prevalence of U.S. residents living with undiagnosed HIV, from 14% to 12.8%. However, prevalence varies widely by demographic and transmission category. CDC estimates were applied to the MSA and are presented in the full article in Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center Indiana Newsletter, December 2015(77).

 

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Many thanks to my co-author, Sara Hallyburton!

MIDWEST AIDS TRAINING + EDUCATION CENTER - INDIANA

Marion County Public Health Department, Epidemiology Request DR2370
Prepared by: Sara J. Hallyburton and Tammie L. Nelson, MPH, CPH

The Marion County Public Health Department’sRyan White Services Program oversees Ryan White Part A, C, and Minority AIDS Initiative grants in the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). These programs serve the needs of persons newly infected or living with HIV and out of care and/or uninsured or medically underserved.

About Mental Health: Mental health refers to an individual’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being.1 A person’s mental health affects how he or she relates to others, handles stress, and makes decisions. It affects behavior, thoughts, and feelings and is an important aspect of every person’s life.1 This year, the World Health Organization is celebrating World Mental Health Day on October 10. The theme is “Dignity in mental health”.2

Just as those who live with HIV/AIDS often face…

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