ART Scale-Up Adds to Life Expectancy Gender Gap
10 Mar 2014
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ART Scale-Up Adds to Life Expectancy Gender Gap

POST BY: RUSH

RUSH-funded research by Harvard University’s Till Barnighausen was presented at the Conference On Retroviruses And Opportunistic Infections, showing male life expectancy in rural South Africa improving far less dramatically than female life expectancy since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy. Women have suffered the disproportionate burden of HIV infection. However, with the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART), women have been found to have higher rates of HIV testing, start on antiretroviral treatment earlier, have better adherence and retention to treatment, and...

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