Insurance Coverage and Access to HIV Testing and Treatment: Considerations for Individuals at Risk for Infection and for Those with Undiagnosed Infection
Of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, approximately 500,000 are not receiving care for their disease. This includes an estimated 250,000 people who do not know they are HIV positive.
This article reviews data on insurance coverage and access to HIV testing and treatment, with a particular focus on individuals who are at risk for HIV infection and those whose infection is undiagnosed. The article, co-authored by Kaiser HIV Policy Director Jennifer Kates, appeared in the December 15, 2007 Clinical and Infectious Diseases HIV Journal Supplement.
also of interest
- AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)
- Implications of the Affordable Care Act for People With HIV Infection and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: What Does the Future Hold?
- Responding to AIDS at Home and Abroad: How the U.S. and Other High Income Countries Compare
- Pulling It Together: Bono, Jon Stewart and the HIV/AIDS Message