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PHR Article of the Week: Trends and Differences among Three New Indicators of HIV Infection Progression

In the latest issue of Public Health Reports, September/October 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers Dr. Qian An, Dr. Ruiguang Song, Dr. Angela Hernandez, and Dr. H. Iren Hall, propose three indicators of, and assesses the disparities and trends in, the risk of HIV infection progression among people living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States.


In the United States, the number of people aged 13 years and older living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was estimated to be more than 1.1 million as of December 2010, a  nine percent increase from 2006. For people living with HIV, increasing their access to care and eliminating disparities are primary goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Healthy People 2020 objectives. Assuring that all people with HIV are diagnosed early, promptly linked to care, retained in care, and offered antiretroviral treatment is essential to achieve the ultimate goal of the continuum of care, leading to viral suppression, improved health, survival, and prevention of HIV Transmission. This week’s PHR feature article, Trends and Differences Among Three New Indicators of HIV Infection Progression, may be viewed here.

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