Racial disparities in HIV

Published: August 03, 2017
Racial disparities in HIV

In The Lancet HIV, Steven Goodreau and colleagues report the results of network modelling studies to investigate the sources of disparities in prevalence of HIV infection between black and white men who have sex with men (MSM).1 The higher prevalence among black MSM is a well recognised public health problem,2 and evidence that the number of cases among young black MSM has increased adds urgency to understanding the discrepancy.3 Literature reviews and meta-analyses have consistently shown little difference in reported sexual risk behaviours between black and white MSM, but have also shown that black MSM have lower access to HIV-related medical care, use such care less often, and are of lower socioeconomic status than their white counterparts.

Download PDF Racial Disparities in HIV. Published Online April 18, 2017  Richard Davies Burt, Sara Nelson Glick