HIV death rates fall, but disparities remain: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New drug treatments have dramatically improved survival for people infected with HIV, but a new study finds that African Americans and less educated Americans have not seen the same gains as others, suggesting differences in access to available treatments. “There have been substantial declines in HIV death rates, but not everyone has benefited equally from the drugs that have been available since 1996,” said Edgar Simard, the study’s lead author and a senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. …
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