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Washington, D.C., November 1, 2018 – The American Journal of Public Health published a supplemental issue today entitled “Monitoring Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis.” The research in this issue provides public health professionals with an updated examination of disparities in infectious disease among specific populations.
The supplement, published in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlights research on changes in tuberculosis disparities, evaluations of the use and success of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, disparities in late-stage HIV diagnosis and more.
Research papers in this supplement include:
- Changes in Tuberculosis Disparities at a Time of Decreasing Tuberculosis Incidence in the United States, 1994–2016
- Trends and Racial Disparities of Late-Stage HIV Diagnosis: Hawaii, 2010–2016
- Potential Impact of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Black and White Adolescent Sexual Minority Males
- Bias From Potentially Mischievous Responders on Large-Scale Estimates of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Questioning (LGBQ)–Heterosexual Youth Health Disparities
- Tuberculosis Incidence Among Populations at High Risk in California, Florida, New York, and Texas, 2011–2015
- Disparities in Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Immunity Among New York City Asian American Patients, 1997 to 2017
- Trends and Disparities in Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors and Service Use Among Young Adult Women (Aged 18–25 Years) in the United States, 2002–2015
- Age-Period-Cohort Analyses of Tuberculosis Incidence Rates by Nativity, United States, 1996–2016
- Using Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Monitor Disparities in HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Viral Hepatitis
- Patterns of Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Prevalence in HIV and Syphilis Diagnoses Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, 2016: A Novel Data Visualization
- Gaps in Preexposure Prophylaxis Uptake for HIV Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration
The supplement includes 20 articles including briefs, commentaries, analytic summaries, editorials and research papers. Together, these papers highlight past, present and future considerations for public health professionals concerned with disparities in infectious disease. External funding for this supplement was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.
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