Infectious Disease

Poverty predisposes people to situations where their

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Unformatted text preview: adherence to ART treatment the progression of HIV in the body can be slowed to a near halt. In addition to antiretroviral treatment, people with HIV often need counseling nd psychosocial support. Access to good nutrition, safe water and basic hygiene can also help an HIV- infected person maintain a high quality of life. Why Sub- Saharan Africa: By far SSA still sees the highest: Number of cases overall (67% of all cases) Incidence, new cases per year (68% of new adult infections) Prevalence, cases as a percentage of the population (highest in the world, indicates the epidemic is affecting all layers of society) Number of AIDS- related deaths (72% of AIDS- related deaths) Most vulnerable p...
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