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Population-Level Decline in BMI and Blood Pressure Following Mass HIV Treatment

Andrea B. Feigl; Frank Tanser; Dickman Gareta; Deenan Pillay; Till Bärnighausen
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, MA


July 7, 2016
Clinic-based cohort studies have found that antiretroviral therapy (ART) leads to an increase in BMI. The aim of this study is to determine whether the scale-up of ART is also associated with a population-level increase in BMI, blood pressure (BP), and prevalence of obesity and hypertension in a high HIV-prevalence (29% of adults HIV-infected) population in rural South Africa. 
Sub-Saharan Africa