Racial differences in the use of drug therapy for HIV disease

Paul A. Simon, Frank J. Sorvillo, Richard K. Lapin, Richard D. Moore, Richard E. Chaisson

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To the Editor: Moore et al. (March 17 issue)1 present data suggesting that among patients seeking treatment at their Baltimore HIV clinic, blacks were less likely than whites to have received previous antiretroviral therapy or prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Although data were obtained from patients' reports and “accompanying medical records when available,” Moore and colleagues do not report the degree to which data from patients' reports were validated by reviews of medical records. As part of an ongoing interview project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,2 we have collected similar data on medical care in.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-334
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 4 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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