Worse HIV Care Outcomes for Hispanics, Latinos

Share this content:
Worse HIV Care Outcomes for Hispanics, Latinos
Worse HIV Care Outcomes for Hispanics, Latinos

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- HIV care outcomes are worse for Hispanics and Latinos, especially for injection drug users, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Zanetta Gant, Ph.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used National HIV Surveillance System data to describe HIV care among Hispanics or Latinos.

The researchers found that among male Hispanics or Latinos diagnosed with HIV infection in 2015, infection was diagnosed at an early stage for fewer males with infection attributed to heterosexual contact versus males with infection attributed to male-to-male sexual contact (stage 1: 12 versus 60.9 percent; stage 2: 22.6 versus 35.7 percent, respectively). With increasing age there was an increase in the percentage of Hispanics or Latinos linked to care after HIV diagnosis; the lowest percentage of individuals linked to care was seen for females aged 45 to 54 years with infection attributed to injection drug use (61.4 percent). Lower care and viral suppression were seen for selected age groups of Hispanic or Latino males with HIV infection attributed to injection drug use than for those with infection attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use.

"Intensified efforts to develop and implement effective interventions and public health strategies that increase engagement in care and viral suppression among Hispanics or Latinos, particularly those who inject drugs, are needed to achieve national HIV prevention goals," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

NAFLD Linked to Smaller Total Cerebral Brain Volume

NAFLD Linked to Smaller Total Cerebral Brain Volume

Significant correlation even after adjustment for all covariates, including age, sex, alcohol consumption

Salivary miRNAs Can ID Duration of Concussion Symptoms

Salivary miRNAs Can ID Duration of Concussion Symptoms

Pediatric patients with prolonged symptoms were accurately identified by levels of five miRNAs

Treatment Trajectories Vary for Children With Depression

Treatment Trajectories Vary for Children With Depression

Most common class got psychotherapy monotherapy, and had lowest incidence of attempted suicide

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »