HIV Meds Update: Improvements in ART and Viral Suppression Rates in the United States
September 27, 2016
Using data from the Medical Monitoring Project, this article presents a useful view of ARV treatment in the United States. The analysis demonstrates that U.S. national rates of both ARV prescribing (for persons maintained in care) and viral suppression to <200 copies/mL increased from 2009 to 2013--last at 94% and 80%, respectively, with notable increases over time in nearly all demographic subgroups examined, including women, younger-aged patients, and non-Hispanic blacks. Not surprisingly, though, disparities in viral suppression remain.
- Bradley H, Mattson CL, Beer L, et al; Medical Monitoring Project. Increased antiretroviral therapy prescription and HIV viral suppression among persons receiving clinical care for HIV infection. AIDS. 2016 Aug 24;30(13):2117-24.
Susa Coffey is medical editor of the NCRC. She is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine and a longtime clinician and educator in the HIV at San Francisco General Hospital clinic (“Ward 86”). She also is medical editor of HIV InSite.