Angela L Hernandez

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OBJECTIVE To estimate HIV incidence in the United States using a newly developed method. METHODS The analysis period (2002-2011) was broken down into 3-year periods with overlaps, and HIV incidence was estimated based on the relationship between number of new diagnoses and HIV incidence in each of these 3-year periods, by assuming that all HIV infections(More)
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year to increase awareness of the disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodefi-ciency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) on the Hispanic or Latino population in the United States. In 2009, the estimated percentage of persons in the United States with HIV infection who did not know they were(More)
OBJECTIVE Compare age-adjusted rates of death due to liver, kidney, and heart diseases during 2009-2011 among US residents diagnosed with HIV infection with those in the general population. METHODS Numerators were numbers of records of multiple-cause mortality data from the national vital statistics system with an ICD-10 code for the disease of interest(More)
In 2006, CDC recommended human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings and HIV testing at least annually for persons at high risk for HIV infection* to foster early detection, facilitate linkage to care, and improve health outcomes. Understanding previous HIV testing patterns among persons(More)
HIV incidence estimates are used to monitor HIV-1 infection in the United States. Use of laboratory biomarkers that distinguish recent from longstanding infection to quantify HIV incidence rely on having accurate knowledge of the average time that individuals spend in a transient state of recent infection between seroconversion and reaching a specified(More)
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