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Addressing HIV prevention and disease burden among Africans aged over 50 years.

Authors
  • Rammohan, Anu
  • Awofeso, Niyi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tropical Doctor
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
40
Issue
3
Pages
171–172
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1258/td.2010.090492
PMID: 20555048
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although sub-Saharan Africans aged 50 years or over constitute about 4.7% of the general population and 5.6% of the total adult population infected with HIV, they remain the forgotten cohort of the AIDS pandemic. Based on a literature review and data from the World Health Organization Demographic Health Surveys, the authors analyse the prevalence of HIV among African men aged 50-59 and provide a brief analysis of risk factors, as well as the influence of demographic, epidemiologic, pathophysiologic and socio-cultural transitions on HIV prevention and disease burden among older Africans. Evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment interventions are urgently required in order to address the wellbeing of HIV-infected, older Africans.

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