Armed With New Research, California Tries to Address HIV Disparities

Treatment with antiretroviral drugs can suppress the HIV virus, but only if people who are infected can access and stay on treatment, a multi-state study co-led by investigator, Katerina Christopolous, MD, has found. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the NIH, found that rates of viral suppression improved from 32 percent in 1997 to 86 percent in 2015, among nearly 32,000 adults receiving treatment for HIV at eight U.S. medical centers, including two in California at UC San Francisco and UC San Diego. Read the full story in California Health Report.