Does the ‘inverse equity hypothesis’ explain how both poverty and wealth can be associated with HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa?

Abstract

Is it relative wealth or relative poverty that drives the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa? This is a controversial aspect of HIV/AIDS epidemiology. These researchers suggest that the social epidemiology of HIV in Africa is changing.

Citation

Hargreaves, J.R.; Davey, C.; White, R.G. Does the ‘inverse equity hypothesis’ explain how both poverty and wealth can be associated with HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2013) 67 (6) 526-529. [DOI: 10.1136/jech-2012-201876]

Does the ‘inverse equity hypothesis’ explain how both poverty and wealth can be associated with HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa?

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