Cesar C, Koethe JR, Giganti MJ, Rebeiro P, Althoff KN, Napravnik S, Mayor A, Grinsztejn B, Wolff M, Padgett D, Sierra-Madero J, Gotuzzo E, Sterling TR, Willig J, Levison J, Kitahata M, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Moore RD, McGowan C, Shepherd BE, Cahn P. Health outcomes among HIV-positive Latinos initiating antiretroviral therapy in North America versus Central and South America. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 19(19). 20684 p. PMID: 26996992 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4800379
Latinos living with HIV in the Americas share a common ethnic and cultural heritage. In North America, Latinos have a relatively high rate of new HIV infections but lower rates of engagement at all stages of the care continuum, whereas in Latin America antiretroviral therapy (ART) services continue to expand to meet treatment needs. In this analysis, we compare HIV treatment outcomes between Latinos receiving ART in North America versus Latin America.