The Lorenz curve: A novel method for understanding viral load distribution at the population level

Katerina A. Christopoulos, Wendy Hartogensis, David V. Glidden, Christopher D. Pilcher, Monica Gandhi, Elvin H. Geng

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Abstract

Existing HIV care cascade metrics fail to capture whether viremia is equally distributed in a population or concentrated within groups. We applied the Lorenz curve, which has been used to describe disparities in the distribution of income and other resources, to the distribution of viremia in a safetynetHIVclinic in2012.Among1855 establishedclinic patients, 1% of the population held 50% of the virus and 10% of the population held 94% of virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalAIDS
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2017

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