Socioeconomic disparities in access to HIV/AIDS treatment programs in resource-limited settings

Alexander C. Tsai, Mickey Chopra, Paul M. Pronyk, Neil A. Martinson

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Abstract

This study employs data from rural South Africa to determine whether there were socioeconomic differences in the profile of HIV-infected persons living in the community and HIV-infected patients presenting for hospital-based outpatient HIV/AIDS care and related services. There were 776 HIV-infected persons aged 18-35 years in Limpopo Province, South Africa who were included in the study, including 534 consecutive patients who presented for care at a hospital-based outpatient HIV clinic, and 242 persons living in the community. Persons seen in clinic had a higher overall socioeconomic profile compared to the community sample. They were more likely to have completed matric or tertiary education (P=0.04), less likely to be unemployed (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology

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