HIV Patients’ Treatment Inordinately Determined By Socioeconomic Circumstances
While the life-expectancy of white, affluent men with HIV/AIDS is on the rise, 66 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with it are not in treatment. And, compared to white men, African-American men are more than seven times more likely to die from HIV-related complications. Latino men are twice as likely.
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Worlds Apart: Vast Disparities In Treatment Separate Americans With HIV
A major insurer said recently it would offer life insurance to HIV-positive people because of their rising life expectancies, prompting cheers from AIDS activists. But on the very same day, the nation’s top disease control official described an America falling far short in its fight against AIDS. It might seem a jarring disconnect — but it reflects very different realities dividing the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. (Feder Ostrov, 12/24)