Internalized HIV stigma, concurrent viremia, and poor retention

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Higher internalized HIV stigma had a modest association with concurrent viremia and poor retention in care among U.S. patients in HIV care. Mean stigma score was associated with concurrent viremia (AOR 1.13, 95% 1.02-1.25, p 0.02), missed visits (AOR 1.10, 95% CI 1.02-1.19, p 0.01), and poor visit constancy. Further research with prospective analyses is needed. (K. Christopoulos, Neilands, J. Sauceda, & M. Johnson, CAPS/PRC)

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