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MIDWEST AIDS TRAINING + EDUCATION CENTER - INDIANA

Marion County Public Health Department, Epidemiology Request DR2370
Prepared by: Tammie L. Nelson, MPH, CPH

The Marion County Public Health Department’sRyan White Services Program oversees Ryan White Part A, C, and Minority AIDS Initiative grants in the Indianapolis-Carmel Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). These programs serve the needs of persons newly infected or living with HIV and out of care and/or uninsured or medically underserved.

HIV Continuum of Care: Engagement in the continuum of care is important in the prevention of secondary transmission and for improving health outcomes and quality of life among people living with HIV (PLWH).1,2,3 While engagement in care in the MSA is similar to the U.S. overall (see the April 2015 Quality Matters article), disparities are experienced by racial minorities (Figure 1).4

Figure 1: HIV Continuum of Care by Race/Ethnicity, Indianapolis-Carmel MSA: 2014

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HIV Diagnosis: Overall, about 14% of HIV-positive…

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