The empirical evidence for the impact of HIV on adult mortality in the developing world: data from serological studies.

@article{Porter2004TheEE,
  title={The empirical evidence for the impact of HIV on adult mortality in the developing world: data from serological studies.},
  author={Kholoud Porter and Basia Zaba},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 Suppl 2},
  pages={S9-S17}
}
BACKGROUND Although national data in many African countries indicate rapidly rising mortality levels in the 1990s, only studies with information on the HIV serostatus of study subjects can provide the direct evidence that these changes are caused by HIV and quantify its contribution. SURVIVAL Median estimated survival from HIV seroconversion appears to be 8-9 years for individuals infected at 20-29 years, and is considerably shorter for older ages. Differences between estimates include: age… CONTINUE READING

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