Many People with HIV/AIDS Not Getting Proper Treatment
November 3, 2000
CommentThis report puts numbers on a dirty little secret which has been widely known but not much discussed -- that even within the U.S., whether you get lifesaving treatments for AIDS depends greatly on where you live. Private insurance (not studied in the research discussed here) also has great geographic variations. Very few people can pay for antiretrovirals entirely out of pocket, especially when they earn less because of their illness.
Living in rural areas, and/or the South, have long appeared to be significant risk factors for inadequate access to expensive AIDS medication. But much of the variation seems random.
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