The long-term social and economic impact of HIV on the spouses of infected individuals in northern Malawi.

@article{Floyd2008TheLS,
  title={The long-term social and economic impact of HIV on the spouses of infected individuals in northern Malawi.},
  author={Sian Floyd and Amelia Catharine Crampin and Judith R. Glynn and Michael Mwenebabu and Stancelaus Mnkhondia and Bagrey M.M. Ngwira and Basia Zaba and Paul E. M. Fine},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={520-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the social and economic impact of HIV-related illness and death on the spouses of HIV-infected individuals. METHODS From population-based surveys in the 1980s in Karonga district, northern Malawi, 197 'index individuals' were identified as HIV-positive. A total of 396 HIV-negative 'index individuals' were selected as a comparison group. These individuals, and their spouses and children, were followed up in 1998-2000, in a retrospective cohort study. All analyses compared… CONTINUE READING

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