Spatial distribution of HIV-positive people taking anti-retroviral medications in Kunming, Yunnan Province
infected people who have been taking medications for HIV/AIDS in the Yunnan province which is one of
the most severely HIV-impacted provinces in China. [Objectives] 1) to identify the spatial distribution
(at district-level) of HIV positive people in terms of their medications, adverse events, co-infection with
TB, ongoing lab tests and their results, therapy outcomes, and so on. [Methods] With a data set about
people infected with HIV who came to The Third Hospital of Kunming City for anti-retroviral therapies, a
software (ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop) will be used for identifying their geographic positions (at district-
level) of therapy options, adverse events, co-infection with TB, CD4 counts, viral loads, change in their
therapy options, average distance between the hospital and their districts, and average income in their
districts. [Results] To be reported. [Conclusion] To be reported.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Analyze the spatial distribution (at district-level) of HIV positive people who receive HIV-related health services in Kunming. Evaluate the spatial distribution (at district-level) of the medication options taken by the patients. Identify the spatial distribution (at district-level) of mortality among the patients. Define the spatial distribution (at district-level) of co-infection with TB among the patients. Discuss the distribution (at district-level) of change in medication options for the patients.
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for over 15 years on numerous Information Technology (IT) projects. Currently, I have completed Master of Public Health in Public Health Informatics (MPH PHI), Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI), Public Health Informatics and Public Health Geographic Information Systems Certificate Program. And, I am a student member of Lambda Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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