Racial Disparity in US Diagnoses of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2000–2009

Using data from the national HIV surveillance records, this study, analyzed trends in racial/ethnic disparities in rates of AIDS diagnoses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis found that between 2000 and 2009, disparities in the rate of AIDS diagnoses decreased between all racial/ethnic groups except those between black and white men aged 13-24, for whom disparities increased. The findings indicate progress in reducing overall racial/ethnic disparities in AIDS diagnoses in the last decade but highlight widening black-white disparities among young men nationwide.

Population of focus: Adults in the US

Link to resource: http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(12)00549-1/fulltext

Reference: Aysola J, Bitton A, Zaslavsky A, et al. Quality and equity of primary care with patient-centered medical homes: results from a national survey. Medical Care. 2012 Oct; DOI:  10.1097/MLR.0b013e318270bb0d

Date: 2012