Wealth is Health?

Adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa who acquired HIV perinatally face less risk of death if they live in upper-middle income countries, according to new research presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.

The comparative study looked at more than 30,000 infected adolescents who had received antiretroviral therapy and found that those in low- and lower-middle income countries were 2.5 to 3 times as likely as their counterparts in upper-middle income countries to die.

The results suggest that factors beyond antiretroviral therapy still play an important role in the health outcomes of those adolescents, says researcher Dr. Amy Slogrove.

Source: Aidsmap

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