A nationwide survey by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) found significant disparities between how health care providers and people living with HIV perceive the obstacles to finding care, according to a BMS statement. Health care providers were likely to believe that peopleliving with HIV avoid testing and treatment due to financial issues and substance abuse, while theHIV-positive people themselves are more likely to report eschewing treatment because they don’t feel sick or because they’re afraid of stigma or of drug side effects.

To read the BMS statement, click here.