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Letters AIDS and elderly people

Elderly Africans have AIDS too

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 04 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4169
  1. Niyi Awofeso, professor1,
  2. Anu Rammohan, associate professor2
  1. 1School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
  2. 2Discipline of Economics, University of Western Australia
  1. niyi.awofeso{at}

    Kautz and colleagues’ study did not adequately account for the impact of the prevalence of HIV on elderly Africans or the role of neighbourhood effects in increasing the risk of HIV among Africa’s elderly people.1 Many patients who were infected with HIV as youths now live into their 50s, 60s, and longer, …

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