Linkage to care for HIV-infected heterosexual men in the United States

Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 9.42). 01/2011; 52 Suppl 2:S223-30. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciq046
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT In the United States, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among heterosexual men disproportionately affects individuals involved with the criminal justice system, injection drug and other substance users, and racial and ethnic minorities. These overlapping populations confront similar social and structural disparities that contribute to HIV risk and limit access to HIV testing, treatment, and care. In this review, we discuss barriers to linkage to comprehensive HIV care for specific subpopulations of heterosexual men and examine approaches for enhancing linkage to care for this diverse population.

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