Positive Correlation Between Antiretroviral Therapy and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

HIV infection and food insecurity have created a vicious cycle in sub-Saharan Africa. Those who go hungry tend to engage in more risky sexual behaviors, and those infected with HIV/AIDS are more likely to go hungry because their illness prevents them from finding work. A team of researchers at UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study on the relationship between these two problems in Uganda and found antiretroviral drugs could help but are not the complete answer to the problem. Read more here.

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