Circumstances at HIV diagnosis and progression of disease in older HIV-infected Americans

D. S. Zingmond, N. S. Wenger, S. Crystal, G. F. Joyce, H. Liu, U. Sambamoorthi, L. A. Lillard, A. A. Leibowitz, M. F. Shapiro, S. A. Bozzette

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Abstract

Objectives. This study identified age-related differences in diagnosis and progression if HIV by analyzing a nationally representative sample of HIV-infected adults under care in the United States. Methods. We compared older (≥50 years) and younger participants stratified by race/ethnicity. Regression models controlled for demographic, therapeutic, and clinical factors. Results. Older non-Whites more often had HIV diagnosed when they were ill. Older and younger patients were clinically similar. At baseline, however, older non-Whites had fewer symptoms and were less likely to have AIDS, whereas at follow-up they had a trend toward lower survival. Conclusions. Later HIV diagnosis in non-Whites merits public health attention; clinical progression in this group requires further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1120
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume91
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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