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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 14, 2017

Black Women Make Progress in Reducing HIV Disparity

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JAMA. 2017;317(10):1010. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1430

Declining HIV diagnoses among all US women appear to have cut the disproportionate burden of infection that beleaguers black women, according to a recent CDC study.

The investigators used 3 measures to calculate the disparity differences between black women and white and Hispanic women. They examined the absolute difference in incidence rates; the diagnosis disparity ratio, which assesses year-to-year progress toward the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals for 2020; and the Index of Disparity, which expresses relative disparity among the 3 groups of women.