Counting the cost of living with HIV in Africa

Categories: Research.

The study, based in Uganda, found that the average adult with HIV pays out $98 annually on indirect costs such as transportation and time lost to receive care, treatment and support. In addition to this the study estimated that the annual cost of delivering anti-retroviral therapy (ART) was $281 per patient. 

The study will have a direct impact on the 1.2 million Ugandans currently living with HIV as well as the 1.2 million child orphans because of HIV/AIDs (Watiti 2011).

Read the full article, written by Steve Hynd of the African Palliative Care Association, in the Africa edition of ehospice.

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