Sociodemographic Differences in Access to Care Among Hispanic Patients Who Are HIV Infected in the United States

Published in: American Journal of Public Health, v. 94, no. 7, July 2004, p. 1119-1121

by Leo S. Morales, William Cunningham, Frank H. Galvan, Ronald Andersen, Terry T. Nakazono, Martin F. Shapiro

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This study evaluated associations between sociodemographic factors and access to care, use of highly active antiretroviral therapy, and patientsb2s ratings of care among Hispanic patients who are HIV infected; the authors used data from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study. Gender, insurance, mode of exposure, and geographic region were associated with access to medical care. Researchers and policymakers should consider sociodemographic factors among Hispanic patients who are HIV positive when designing and prioritizing interventions to improve access to care.

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