France: Unemployment as a Risk Factor for AIDS and Death for HIV-Infected Patients in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
July 17, 2008
In the current study, the researchers sought to assess the association between social situation and disease progression among patients diagnosed as HIV-positive since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Late testing was taken into account.
"The probability of receiving antiretroviral treatment was not associated with employment status but was higher for late testers, for those living in a stable relationship and lower for those diagnosed after 2000," the authors concluded. "Among patients diagnosed for HIV infection in the HAART era, poor social situation is an independent risk factor of mortality and morbidity, and is not explained by delayed access to diagnosis or treatment."
Sexually Transmitted Infections
06.01.2008; Vol. 84, No. 3: P. 183-186; C. Delpierre, L. Cuzin, V. Lauwers-Cances, G.D. Datta, L. Berkman, T. Lang