How Does the U.S Compare to African Nations in HIV Treatment?

A recent commentary (WM El-Sadr et al. NEJM 2019; 380; 1985-7) shows how poorly we are doing in our efforts to diagnose and treat HIV in this country and what we need to do to make progress in eliminating HIV.

Overall, the U.S. overall viral suppression rate, which is the percentage of all people with HIV in whom the virus is suppressed, is only 51%.  In contrast, the rates for Nambia, Uganda, and Zambia are 75%, 55%, and 50% respectively (U.S. measures use slightly different denominators than other countries.)

From NEJM twitter feed: AIDS in America –Back in the Headlines at Long Last

Link to Podcast: Ending the U.S. HIV Epidemic

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