HIV/AIDS in The United States - Disparities in Treatment

Disparities in Treatment

A 1990s study in Baltimore showed that the ethnicity and social class of an individual greatly determine his or her access to HIV/AIDs treatment. Regardless of the stage of infection, Caucasian patients were more likely than African Americans to receive treatment, while the middle to upper classes were more likely to receive treatment than the poor. Following these findings, Baltimore’s medical personnel made strong efforts to remove obstacles that prevented equal access to HIV/AIDs treatment. Efforts included providing transportation and addressing compounding factors such as drug use. As a result, it was shown that it was possible to virtually eradicate disparities in HIV/AIDs treatment between ethnic groups and social classes.

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