Biology and genetics It is the interrelationships among these factors that determine individual and population health. Because of this, interventions that target multiple determinants of health are most likely to be effective. Determinants of health reach beyond the boundaries of traditional health care and public health sectors; sectors such as education, housing, transportation, agriculture, and environment can be important allies in improving population health.
Print Various nonmedical factors known as social determinants of health play into the elevated risk of death among the HIV population. This is according to a recent study of people living with the virus in Ontario, Canada. Publishing their findings in AIDS and Behavior, researchers recruited people living with HIV in Ontario from community-based agencies and followed them for five years.
At the end of the study period, the researchers were able to confirm the mortality of members of this cohort. The 53 deaths that occurred, 73 percent of which were among people younger than 50, translated to a mortality rate of The death rate among the study population was higher among those living outside Toronto.
Thirty-six percent of those with a high school diploma and 20 percent of those without one died, as did 89 percent of those who were unemployed and 77 percent of those who were employed, 57 percent of those with a history of homelessness and 39 percent of those without such a history and 58 percent of those with a history of incarceration and 28 percent of those without such a history.
Among the women and heterosexual men, such factors included being white, having a history of incarceration and reporting being in poor or fair health. To read a press release about the study, click here.Social determinants of health play a role in HIV infection and the ability of people with HIV to seek treatment, care and support.
Structural approaches to HIV prevention seek to change the social, economic, political and environmental factors that have an impact on resilience and vulnerability to HIV. Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection in.
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Social determinants of health can affect an individual's probability of acquiring an infectious disease, such as HIV, through influences on behavior, limited access to preventive measures, and limited access to healthcare providers or testing sites.
Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS in South-East Asia Renu Garg HIV/AIDS unit Department of Communicable Diseases 15 September