CDC Report on Social Determinants of Health Among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection

November 2, 2018

This report presents numbers and rates of diagnoses of HIV infection in 2016 among person aged 18 years and older by six social determinants of health (SDH) indicators and selected characteristics that include sex, age, race/ethnicity, transmission category, and area of residence. SDJ refers to the overlapping social structures and economic systems (e.g., social environment, physical environment, health services, and structural and societal factors) that are responsible for most health inequities. Stratifying public health data by key SDH is useful in monitoring health inequities. Addressing the SDH that adversely affect health outcomes may advance efforts in reducing disparities in HIV diagnosis rates between populations. Addressing SDH also helps to quantify health differences between populations or geographic areas and can provide insight for identifying populations or areas that may benefit from HIV testing, prevention, and treatment initiatives.
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