Disparities in the quality of HIV care when using US department of health and human services indicators

Keri N. Althoff, Peter Rebeiro, John T. Brooks, Kate Buchacz, Kelly Gebo, Jeffrey N. Martin, Robert S. Hogg, Jennifer E. Thorne, Marina B. Klein, M. John Gill, Timothy R. Sterling, Baligh Yehia, Michael J. Silverberg, Heidi M. Crane, Amy C. Justice, Stephen J. Gange, Richard Moore, Mari M. Kitahata, Michael A. Horberg, Gregory D. KirkConstance A. Benson, Ronald J. Bosch, Ann C. Collier, Stephen Boswell, Chris Grasso, Kenneth H. Mayer, P. Richard Harrigan, Julio Sg Montaner, Angela Cescon, Hasina Samji, John T. Carey, James J. Goedert, Lisa P. Jacobson, Sean B. Rourke, Ann N. Burchell, Anita R. Rachlis, Robert F. Hunter-Mellado, Angel M. Mayor, Steven G. Deeks, Michael S. Saag, Michael J. Mugavero, James Willig, Joseph J. Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Robert Dubrow, David Fiellin, David Haas, Sally Bebawy, Megan Turner, Kathryn Anastos, Rosemary G. McKaig, Aimee M. Freeman, Carol Lent, Stephen E. Van Rompaey, Liz Morton, Justin McReynolds, William B. Lober, Alison G. Abraham, Bryan Lau, Jinbing Zhang, Jerry Jing, Elizabeth Golub, Shari Modur, David B. Hanna, Cherise Wong, Adell Mendes

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1189
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume58
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2014

Keywords

  • HIV
  • HIV RNA suppression
  • antiretroviral therapy
  • quality of care
  • retention in care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Althoff, K. N., Rebeiro, P., Brooks, J. T., Buchacz, K., Gebo, K., Martin, J. N., Hogg, R. S., Thorne, J. E., Klein, M. B., Gill, M. J., Sterling, T. R., Yehia, B., Silverberg, M. J., Crane, H. M., Justice, A. C., Gange, S. J., Moore, R., Kitahata, M. M., Horberg, M. A., ... Mendes, A. (2014). Disparities in the quality of HIV care when using US department of health and human services indicators. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 58(8), 1185-1189. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu044