Purpose: The purpose of this commentary is to assert the importance of addressing the social determinants of health to support HIV/AIDS control efforts, to describe the importance of telehealth in HIV/AIDS control, and to recommend courses of action to support HIV/AIDS control efforts within the state of Virginia.
Discussion: We provide an overview of the social determinants of health and their role in HIV/AIDS control, telehealth and its uptake within the HIV/AIDS community, and issues in Virginia facing HIV/AIDS control.
Conclusion and Recommendations: We conclude that addressing social determinants of health, especially stigma, is an important measure of HIV/AIDS control efforts. We recommend that telehealth be effectively leveraged to that end to support the containment of HIV and AIDS within the state of Virginia.
Sathe, Sonal S. and Tarfa, Adati
"Social Determinants of Health, Telehealth, and HIV/AIDS: Implications for Public Health Research and Practice in the State of Virginia,"
Virginia Journal of Public Health: Vol. 8:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/vjph/vol8/iss1/3