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What Is the Most Pressing Issue in HIV Care Today?

July 23, 2013


Dee Dee Chamblee

Cultural Competence

"Culturally incompetent service providers are one of the first barriers impacting care. Also, transportation [to care facilities] and the other health disparities that people are dealing with. They should be put on the forefront, because those are the most pressing issues in a person's life.

"Mental health: If you don't have a good mind, how can you see about taking medication every day? If you don't have a place to stay, how are you going to take your medicine? It's all those things."

-- Dee Dee Chamblee, Executive Director, LaGender, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

This article was provided by It is a part of the publication The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013).


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