Social Determinants of Health and People Living with HIV
In October, CDC published its latest report on the impact of HIV in relation to Social Determinants of Health (SDH): social and economic factors like poverty and lack of stable housing.
The report, Social Determinants of Health Among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection, 2016, uses geocoding and presents SDH data in relation to the standard HIV reporting categories of sex, age, race/ethnicity, transmission category and area of residence. SDH data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The report is the latest in CDC's SDH reports. Earlier versions can be found in the HIV Surveillance Report archives.
In summary, HIV diagnosis rates were highest in areas with the poorest indicators for each of the SDH: Poverty, Education, Income, Employment, Insurance, and Housing.