Disparities in the quality of HIV care when using US Department of Health and Human Services indicators

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;58(8):1185-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu044. Epub 2014 Jan 23.


We estimated US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)-approved human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) indicators. Among patients, 71% were retained in care, 82% were prescribed treatment, and 78% had HIV RNA ≤200 copies/mL; younger adults, women, blacks, and injection drug users had poorer outcomes. Interventions are needed to reduce retention- and treatment-related disparities.

Keywords: HIV; HIV RNA suppression; antiretroviral therapy; quality of care; retention in care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Retroviral Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cohort Studies
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / diagnosis*
  • HIV Infections / therapy*
  • Healthcare Disparities*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • United States
  • United States Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Viral Load


  • Anti-Retroviral Agents

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