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Blog Post Examines Study On Mortality Rates Among HIV Patients In Zambia

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Study finds deaths among Zambia HIV patients on treatment underestimated, and up to 20 times higher than among patients in Europe
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study published in PLOS Medicine that show that death rates among HIV patients in Zambia vary among clinics and, in some cases, are up to 20 times higher than among patients in Europe. Barton notes, “The findings indicate gaps, at some facilities more than others, in medical services that include diagnostic capacities and advanced care, the authors write” (1/17).

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