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In the realm of public health, particularly in the context of HIV, understanding disparities is crucial.


The Disparity Calculator works by first establishing a standard or "baseline" using the overall viral suppression rate of the entire population. With this baseline in place, the calculator then examines each demographic group—like age groups, race/ethnicity, or gender—and compares their specific viral suppression rates to the baseline. If there's a significant difference between a group's rate and the baseline, the calculator flags it.


This helps us pinpoint where disparities exist, allowing us to better target interventions and resources while identifying previously unknown populations of concern. A sample figure is shown below to illustrate how statistically significant differences from baseline are visualized for the disparity calculator.

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