MAO in the News

Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) has been fortunate to generate much attention from the media over the past 30+ years. Should you see an article about MAO, you are invited to share a copy via e-mail with our Manager of Communications and Marketing. Often, MAO is not aware until articles are shared by supporters or by media contacts.

Enjoy the links to some of the recent articles and media shares about MAO below:

July 26, 2021 –

When It Comes to Young Women, Regular Check-Ins Support Ongoing PrEP Use

March 2021 ISSUE – The American Academy of HIV Medicine (HIV Specialist)
(Pages 26 – 29)

Telemedicine in the Deep South

AUGUST 5, 2020 – The American South, The Tennessian, USA Today

In the rural South, telehealth is giving patients a needed lifeline during the pandemic

JUNE 9, 2020 – The American Journal of Managed Care® Online

HIV, COVID-19, and Telehealth: Where Do We Go From Here, Panel Asks

MAY/JUNE 2020 ISSUE, Published June 26, 2020 – PA (Positively Aware) (Pages 26 – 28)

THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY: How telehealth is taking HIV care into new territory

JUNE 2020 ISSUE, Published May 18, 2020 – POZ Magazine (Page 7)

Service During COVID-19: A Snapshot of HIV providers responding to the new pandemic

MAY 15, 2020 – The Montgomery Advertiser/USA Today

Federal coronavirus response pushes funds to Alabama telehealth expansions.

Repeated in variation in

APRIL 17, 2020 – POZ Magazine Online

Can You Get HIV Services During COVID-19?

APRIL 9, 2020 – PLUS Magazine Online

Why HIV Organizations Are Dropping ‘AIDS’ [from their names]

FEBRUARY 13, 2020 – The Crimson White, University of Alabama

Ahead of legislation push, in-state students share sex-ed stories

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 – The Daily Advertiser/USA Today – The American South

HIV treatment is available. Why have at-risk black women been left out of the conversation?

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 – The Montgomery Advertiser/USA Today

HIV advocacy group pioneers telehealth model in rural Alabama

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 – POZ Magazine – Online

$7M HIV Initiative to Help Underserved People in the Southeast
These three grantees will launch programs thanks to the Merck Foundation’s “HIV Care Connect.”

AUGUST 12, 2019 – – Online

Providers want to find and stamp out HIV in rural Alabama

AUGUST 11, 2019 – – Online

Medical advances still haven’t stopped HIV epidemic in Alabama

AUGUST 5, 2019 – STATELINE, A Web Publication of The Pew Charitable Trusts

There Aren’t Enough Doctors to Treat HIV in the South

JUNE 14, 2019 – Associated Press

CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign

Reprinted in variation in/on the following and other mediums:

JUNE 14, 2019 – The Montgomery Advertiser/USA Today

With federal push, advocates hope to combat HIV infections in rural Alabama

JULY/AUGUST 2018 ISSUE, Published June 12, 2018 – PLUS Magazine (pages 20 – 25)

This Alabama HIV Organization Uses Southern Hospitality

APRIL 2018 ISSUE – River Region Living Magazine (page 24 – Dr. Dill)

Honoring the River Region’s Women of Achievement

MARCH/APRIL/MAY 2018 ISSUE – Alabama Nurse, Vol. 5, Issue 1

Self-care for the New Year by KC Vick, Director of Capacity Building, Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO)

Copeland Care Clinic / Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis by Bretia Gordon, PrEP Coordinator

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – WSFA TV12

HIV awareness conference kicks off in Prattville

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – AlabamaNews.Net

Breaking Barriers Summit Seeks to Increase HIV and HEP C Awareness

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE – VIP Dothan (page 42 and page 43)

MAO Ball


Local organization holds World AIDS Day remembrance ceremony

DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE – VIP Dothan (page 64)

Community Leaders Join MAO for 30th Anniversary Open House in Dothan

DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE – ALMetro360 (River Region Living) (Page 48)

Community Leaders Join MAO for 30th Anniversary Open House
(The associated web link is no longer available from the media source. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

OCTOBER 11, 2017 – Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the U.S. Congress


OCTOBER 2017 – River Region Living (page 31)

MAO Celebrates 30 Years with Annual Tread Red Walk and Fun Run

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 – The Montgomery Advertiser

Patients with HIV, AIDS, served at new MAO Dental Clinic

SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUE, Published August 13, 2017 – POZ Magazine (page 9)

Outreach in Alabama – MAO Turns 30

JUNE 27, 2017 – WTVY 4

Dothan’s Medical Advocacy and Outreach observes National HIV Testing Day – Article

Dothan’s Medical Advocacy and Outreach observes National HIV Testing Day – Video

JUNE 13, 2017 – Pew Charitable Trust Web Blog, Stateline

Fighting AIDS in the Deep South: Glimmers of Hope

APRIL 2017 ISSUE, Volume V, Issue 11 – The Cornerstone Message, The Official Organ of the M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&AM of Alabama ( page 15)

Message form the Grand Medical Registrar, Guest Contributor Marguerite J. Barber-Owens, M.D., Medical Advocacy and Outreach

AUGUST 30, 2016 – Global Partnership for Telehealth

Fifth Annual Alabama Telehealth Summit Names Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama the “Telehealth Champion of the Year”

MAY 16, 2015 – The Dothan Eagle

HIV/AIDS cases increase in Houston County

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 – NBC TV12

AIDS outreach organization reacts to pastor’s confession

JUNE 24, 2014 –

Medical AIDS Outreach reaching patients in rural Alabama through telemedicine

APRIL 30, 2014 – The Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama AIDS telemedicine program reaches nation’s capital

APRIL 22, 2014 – The Montgomery Advertiser

Rural HIV patients linked to medical care

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 – The Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery AIDS Outreach opens Distance Learning Center

2013 – NBC TV12

Medical Aids Outreach of AL CEO sees hope for patients, Obamacare

2012 – ABC TV10

AIDS in Alabama put in national spotlight

OCTOBER 9, 2012 – Midtown Montgomery Living

MAO: A Quarter of a Century of Service

July 20, 2012 – The Washington Post

The South is the epicenter of new HIV infections in the United States


Montgomery AIDS Outreach: Providing HIV/AIDS care in rural Alabama
(The associated web link is no longer available from the media source. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

JULY 30, 2008 –

HIV/AIDS Spreading in the Wiregrass