Insurance Coverage and Access to HIV Testing and Treatment: Considerations for Individuals at Risk for Infection and for Those with Undiagnosed Infection

Of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, approximately 500,000 are not receiving care for their disease. This includes an estimated 250,000 people who do not know they are HIV positive.

This article reviews data on insurance coverage and access to HIV testing and treatment, with a particular focus on individuals who are at risk for HIV infection and those whose infection is undiagnosed. The article, co-authored by Kaiser HIV Policy Director Jennifer Kates, appeared in the December 15, 2007 Clinical and Infectious Diseases HIV Journal Supplement.


Journal Supplement — Opportunities for Improving the Diagnosis of, Prevention of, and Access to Treatment for HIV Infection in the United States