HealthHIV: Nearly 50% of Primary Care Providers Lack Knowledge About HIV Treatment
May 9, 2014
This article was reported by News-Medical.Net.
News-Medical.Net reported on HealthHIV's "Third Annual State of HIV Primary Care National Survey" report, performed in partnership with Medscape, LLC, to "assess the current state of integrating HIV care and treatment services into primary care." The researchers surveyed medical doctors, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, researchers, health administrators, social workers, case managers, and consumers.
According to the survey, many primary care physicians (PCPs) are treating more HIV-positive patients who are now covered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Forty percent of respondents complained that their areas of residence do not have enough providers treating HIV, and 50 percent of providers reported that their HIV caseloads have increased. Also, HIV PCPs worked mostly in urban or metropolitan areas and treated mostly underserved populations such as racial and ethnic minorities, homeless persons, and immigrants.View Full Article
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