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CROI 2015: HIV Care in New York City [VIDEO]

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Timely linkage to HIV care increased to 76% and achievement of viral suppression within a year of starting antiretroviral treatment rose to almost 70% over the past several years in New York City, but there are still notable disparities across population subgroups and more remains to be done, according to a study presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week in Seattle.

[Lucia Torian, CROI press conference, February 25, 2015]

Lucia Torian from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and colleagues tracked changes in HIV care associated with changing clinical practices, new treatment guidelines, and a 2010 New York State law requiring that people newly diagnosed with HIV be offered timely linkage to care.

"I think we have seen a very steep rise in viral suppression with changes in practice and changes in guidelines, but we have not seeing as steep an increase in linkage to care," Torian said at a CROI press conference.

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EW Wiewel, L Torian, Q Xia, et al. Linkage to Care and Viral Suppression Among New HIV Diagnoses, New York City, 2006-13. 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Seattle, February 23-24, 2015. Abstract 99.