News During Times of Crisis

Published: April 8, 2020

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During the COVID-19 crisis, MAO is piloting a page dedicated to articles and interviews of interest to those it serves. The information shared is based on the popularity of the information based on social media and web sharing. The sharing of these articles is for information purposes only and the views of those shared or quoted are entirely theirs.

Alabama Gov. Ivey issued a Safer at Home Order today to be applied statewide, from 3/30 at 5 PM to 5/15 at 5 PM. Some relaxing is noted; however, safety protocols remain in effect. Click on the image above to download the visual breakdown. Remember! My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.
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The Washington Post
April 6, 2020
“The covid-19 crisis is going to get much worse when it hits rural areas”

FACING SOUTH: A Voice for a Changing South
March 19, 2020
“COVID-19 exposes the precarious state of rural health care in the South”

At times like these, the challenges faced to deliver rural healthcare becomes clearer. Take a moment to read the latest from FACING South, the online magazine of the Institute for Southern Studies. Thank you to Cordelia Stearns, MD, MAO’s Medical Director, for including the voice of those providing care in South Alabama.

COVID-19 and HIV:
What You Need to Know

International AIDS Society Webinar
April 3, 2020

STRONGER TOGETHER: A HIV Community Forum with Practical Information on Living Through Social Disruption
April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for HIV Providers Updates & Key Messages
April 1, 2020

Mental Health Effects and Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic
March 31, 2020
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Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard.

April 7, 2020
“UAB infectious disease specialist answers questions about COVID-19”

Many of the MAO team members serve Alabama communities in multiple capacities. Take Dr. Wick Many, MD, as an example. His work as a provider, educator, and researcher for the University of Alabama spanning multiple decades still keeps him post retirement and even though he is now a provider at MAO. “80 percent of people who have coronavirus have no symptoms at all.” Take a moment to read the observations shared by Dr. Wick Many in an April interview for WSFA TV12 speaking on behalf of UAB.

March 25, 2020
Dr. Mike Saag: COVID-19 to the Birmingham Rotary Club

In case you missed it, on March 25, 2020 Dr. Michael Saag (founder of the UAB 1917 [HIV] Clinic, keynote speaker for MAO’s 2019 Breaking Barriers Summit, and generally a world rock-star in HIV circles) did a 45-minute talk from home on COVID-19 to the Birmingham Rotary Club. Dr. Saag has COVID-19.

April 9, 2020
HIV Leadership Informs People Living with HIV about the Impact of COVID-19