The social determinants of HIV serostatus in sub-Saharan Africa: an inverse relationship between poverty and HIV?

@article{Fox2010TheSD,
  title={The social determinants of HIV serostatus in sub-Saharan Africa: an inverse relationship between poverty and HIV?},
  author={Ashley M. Fox},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={125 Suppl 4},
  pages={16-24}
}
Contrary to theories that poverty acts as an underlying driver of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), an increasing body of evidence at the national and individual levels indicates that wealthier countries, and wealthier individuals within countries, are at heightened risk for HIV. This article reviews the literature on what has increasingly become known as the positive-wealth gradient in HIV infection in SSA, or the counterintuitive finding that the poor… CONTINUE READING

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