The Potential for Elimination of Racial-Ethnic Disparities in HIV Treatment Initiation in the Medicaid Population among 14 Southern States

@inproceedings{Zhang2014ThePF,
  title={The Potential for Elimination of Racial-Ethnic Disparities in HIV Treatment Initiation in the Medicaid Population among 14 Southern States},
  author={Shun Zhang and Shanell Larice McGoy and Daniel E. Dawes and Mesfin Fransua and George Rust and David Satcher},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore the racial and ethnic disparities in initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ARV treatment or ART) among HIV-infected Medicaid enrollees 18-64 years of age in 14 southern states which have high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and high racial disparities in HIV treatment access and mortality. METHODS We used Medicaid claims data from 2005 to 2007 for a retrospective cohort study. We compared frequency variances of HIV treatment uptake among persons of… CONTINUE READING
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