HIV/AIDS & Socioeconomic Status

Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation.

SES impacts the Lives of People with HIV/AIDS

  • A lack of socioeconomic resources is linked to the practice of riskier health behaviors, which can lead to the contraction of HIV.
  • Among women, lower social standing and the experience of life stress are associated with riskier sexual practices.
  • Unstable housing has been linked to risk for HIV infection, including IV drug use and unsafe sexual behaviors.
  • Lack of socioeconomic resources is also associated with risk factors for neuropsychiatric dysfunction, such as exposure to environmental toxins and injuries.

HIV status Affects SES

SES affects Treatment

SES affects HIV Treatment

 

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Congress Closer to Lifting HIV+ Organ Donor Ban

 

 

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has unanimously approved a bill that would remove the ban on HIV-positive organ donors.   Please read more here.

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HIV/AIDS Documentary. Barebacking, Bug Chasing, “The Gift” and more topics

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