The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) has released a report, “Behavioral and Clinical Characteristics of Persons with Diagnosed HIV Infection,” on new data from the CDC. Information gathered from the MMP reflects the experiences and needs of adults with diagnosed HIV.
The report shows that 81% of adults with diagnosed HIV were prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 59% took all their prescribed ART doses over the past 30 days. Nearly half (46%) were covered by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and 36% had private health insurance. A little over a quarter (27%) of adults with diagnosed HIV reported symptoms of depression or anxiety and 1 in 3 reported using drugs for non-medical purposes. Four out of 10 lived in households at-or-below the poverty threshold; the estimated prevalence of homelessness was 10%.
This information can be used to help improve the quality of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for people with diagnosed HIV throughout the United States. Read more about the MMP and access a factsheet
about the new data on CDC’s website.