Saturday, November 05, 2005

HIV: As If Being Poor Wasn't Enough

A new UCLA study shows that poor uneducated HIV patients are more likely to die than their richer, more educated counterparts.
There's still reason for alarm because the groups that are most likely to get infected are less likely to get treatment and are dying at much higher rates. We need to look at improving care and find ways to help the low socioeconomic status population, and we would recommend more resources being put toward those groups,
said Dr. William Cunningham, Professor of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the UCLA School of Medicine, in an article published in the November 2005 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

This is not new news.

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