A Study of Disparities in the Receipt of Anti-Retroviral Drugs, Health Status, and Insurance Coverage Among a Sample of HIV-Positive Adults

dc.contributor.advisorLykens, Kristine
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTalbert, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrawderman, Tim
dc.creatorWittenmyer, Brian F.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T20:11:45Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T20:11:45Z
dc.date.issued2006-12-01
dc.date.submitted2014-04-14T08:48:04-07:00
dc.description.abstractWittenmyer, Brian F., A Study of Disparities in the Receipt of Anti-Retroviral Drugs, Health Status, and Insurance Coverage among a Sample of HIV-Positive Adults. Master of Public Health (Health Management and Policy), December 2006, 88 pp., 8 tables, references, 32 titles. Anti-retroviral medications (ARV) are effective at treating HIV/AIDS. Medicare, Medicaid, and ADAP are public programs that supply ARVs to needy patients in the U.S. Studies have documented dispartities in AIDS incidence/prevalence, insurance, and ARV-use. The study described demographic, clinical, and insurance characteristics of a sample of HIV+ persons. The study explored relationships between AIDS diagnosis, health status, and ARV-receipt and demographic, insurance, and clinical variables. Disparities in ARV-receipt, AIDS diagnosis, and health-status were found for gender, age, race, geographic region, and SES. Policy recommendations included: shortening the disability waiting-period for Medicare-eligibility, and relaxing Medicaid’s income-eligibility requirements.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/28025
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectDiseases
dc.subjectHealth Policy
dc.subjectHealth Services Administration
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectImmune System Diseases
dc.subjectLife Sciences
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectOther Public Health
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectSocial and Behavioral Sciences
dc.subjectStudy
dc.subjectdisparities
dc.subjectanti-retroviral drugs
dc.subjecthealth status
dc.subjectinsurance coverage
dc.subjectHIV-positive adults
dc.subjectARV
dc.subjectmedications
dc.subjectpublic programs
dc.subjectdemographics
dc.subjectpolicy recommendations
dc.subjectMedicare
dc.subjecteligibility
dc.subjectdisability
dc.titleA Study of Disparities in the Receipt of Anti-Retroviral Drugs, Health Status, and Insurance Coverage Among a Sample of HIV-Positive Adults
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Management and Policy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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