This is an article that I wrote for ehospice on a new study outlining the cost of living with HIV in Africa.
The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Measure Evaluation have launched a new study on the cost of HIV care, treatment and support in Africa.
The study, based in Uganda, found that the average adult with HIV pays out $98 annually on indirect costs such as transportation and time lost to receive care, treatment and support. In addition to this the study estimated that the annual cost of delivering anti-retroviral therapy (ART) was $281 per patient.
The study will have a direct impact on the 1.2 million Ugandans currently living with HIV…