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What are HIV+ patients dying of?

A question that has been coming up in a lot of different forms lately is the title of this post: What are HIV+ patients dying of? In high-income settings, for people who are getting treatment, the answer seems to be known, by those in the know, and perhaps the definitive work is Causes of Death in HIV-1ā€“Infected Patients Treated with Antiretroviral Therapy, 1996ā€“2006: Collaborative Analysis of 13 HIV Cohort Studies.

Figure http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3157754/figure/F2/

Left unanswered is what is going on with people who are not getting treatment, who are not diagnosed, and who are not living in Europe or North America.

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