Differences between HIV-infected men and women in ART outcomes
Differences between HIV-infected men and women in antiretroviral therapy outcomes – six African countries, 2004–2012
US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – 29 November 2013
(republished on the SHARE website, 20 February 2014)
This analysis is an evaluation of differences between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men and women in antiretroviral therapy (ART) enrollment characteristics and outcomes.
The studies include representative samples of adult men and women (aged ≥ 15 and ≥ 18) who initiated ART during 2004 -2010 in six countries in western (Côte d’Ivoire), southern (Swaziland, Mozambique and Zambia) and eastern (Uganda and Tanzania) Africa.
Proportionally more HIV-infected women than men access ART services in sub-Saharan Africa.
The study authors propose further research on country-specific causes for increased attrition and delayed initiation of care among men that may identify strategies to improve male enrolment, retention and programme outcomes.
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