HIV-positive? KZN will treat you right, but beware of Limpopo

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HIV-positive? KZN will treat you right, but beware of Limpopo

Quality of care is higher in clinics than hospitals and in rural health facilities compared with urban areas, research finds

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If you are HIV-positive and on medication, you will probably fare better with treatment from a rural hospital or clinic, possibly somewhere in KwaZulu-Natal. But avoid poorer municipalities and Limpopo.

A new study by researchers from Wits University and Boston University in the US found that while access to HIV services has improved, the quality of care varies hugely and is a barrier to reducing mortality.

While 96% of South Africans live within 10km of a health facility that provides antiretroviral treatment (ART), huge gaps in quality of care remain...

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