Papel del tratamiento antirretroviral en la reducción de la asociación entre nivel educativo bajo y mortalidad por sida

Translated title of the contribution: Role of antiretroviral therapy in the reduction of the association between low educational level and AIDS-related mortality

Elisabeth Sánchez, Enrique Regidor, Luis De La Fuente, Francisco J. Luquero, Salvador De Mateo

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: AIDS-related mortality has been classically associated with lowest socioeconomic groups. In Spain, the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is delivered without cost; therefore this treatment it should have reduced the great social inequalities in AIDS-mortality seen before the HAART era. This study aims to assess the absolute and relative socioeconomic differences in AIDS-mortality in the Region of Madrid after the introduction of HAART. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Two twenty-months cohorts were created, in 1996 and 2001, which correspond to an early and late HAART-era respectively. Absolute and relative differences in the AIDS-mortality rates were calculated for both periods using generalized linear models. RESULTS: Absolute differences between the lowest and highest education level AIDS-related deaths decreased around 70% in the 2001 cohort. Those with lowest education level achieved the highest reduction rate, hence relative differences descended as well. CONCLUSIONS: HAART has had an essential role in decreasing social inequalities in AIDS-mortality.

Translated title of the contributionRole of antiretroviral therapy in the reduction of the association between low educational level and AIDS-related mortality
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalMedicina clínica
Volume130
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Education
  • Highly active antiretroviral therapy
  • Inequalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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