Young People, Men and Those without Kids More Likely to Opt Out of HIV Treatment in South Africa


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Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London has learned that younger people, men and those without children are more prone to drop out of HIV treatment in health clinics in South Africa.

According to Dr. Evangeli, there is a need to engage young people, and men, in long-term care. Failing to attend is a problem for both their and others' health." One in five adults in South Africa is HIV positive.


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