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CROI 2014: Men Not Benefiting as Much as Women from HIV Treatment in Africa [VIDEO]

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Scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has led to a much larger reduction in mortality for women than for men, according to a report presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) this week in Boston.

This disparity may be due in part to lack of health infrastructure focused on men or a cultural reluctance to seek care, suggested Till Barnighausen from the Harvard School of Public Health.

[Till Barnighausen,CROI press conference, March 6, 2014]

3/7/14

Sources

T Barnighausen, AJ Herbst, F Tanser, et al. Unequal Benefits From ART: A Growing Male Disadvantage in Life Expectancy in Rural South Africa. 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). Boston, March 3-6. Abstract 150.

Press conference. 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). Boston, March 6, 2014.