People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment


People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) a new study has shown.

The results come from a large European cohort collaboration published in the online edition of AIDS.

The study found that rates of mortality and AIDS decreased with increasing education level. The study also found that education was also associated with virological suppression and CD4 count at the time of cART initiation.

The research found that even in countries where there was government supported health care and people were able to access treatment sooner there was still a correlation between education and the effectiveness of treatment.’

The research spanned eight European counties and was collated from data received over an eighteen year period.

OIP Staff



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