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  • Medicaid expansion helps uncover undiagnosed HIV infections

    Photo of Bita Fayaz Farkhad, an economist and a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Illinois.

    Expanding eligibility for Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income individuals, was associated with a 13.9% increase in HIV diagnoses, says new research co-written by Dolores Albarracín, a professor of psychology and of business administration at Illinois, and Bita Fayaz Farkhad, pictured, an economist and a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Bita Fayaz Farkhad, call 610-297-2560; email bitaf@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Effects of Medicaid expansions on HIV diagnoses and pre-exposure prophylaxis use” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.10.021