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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 19, 2014

Continuum of Care Lacking for Blacks With HIV Infection

JAMA. 2014;311(11):1102. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2032

Black individuals with HIV infection aren’t getting comprehensive enough care and treatment to help the United States meet federal goals aimed at reducing new infections.

In a recent data analysis, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that of 8261 black individuals with newly diagnosed HIV infection in 2010, 74.9% were linked with care within 3 months of their diagnosis, 48% had CD4 cell counts and viral load monitored at least twice, 46.2% received antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 35.2% had suppressed viral load at their most recent test.

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