Journal article

Mapping subnational HIV mortality in six Latin American countries with incomplete vital registration systems

Michael A Cork, Nathaniel J Henry, Stefanie Watson, Andrew J Croneberger, Mathew Baumann, Ian D Letourneau, Mingyou Yang, Audrey L Serfes, Jaffar Abbas, Nooshin Abbasi, Hedayat Abbastabar, Lucas G Abreu, Eman Abu-Gharbieh, Basavaprabhu Achappa, Maryam Adabi, Tadele G Adal, Adeyinka E Adegbosin, Victor Adekanmbi, Olatunji O Adetokunboh, Marcela Agudelo-Botero Show all

BMC MEDICINE | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a public health priority in Latin America. While the burden of HIV is historically concentrated in urban areas and high-risk groups, subnational estimates that cover multiple countries and years are missing. This paucity is partially due to incomplete vital registration (VR) systems and statistical challenges related to estimating mortality rates in areas with low numbers of HIV deaths. In this analysis, we address this gap and provide novel estimates of the HIV mortality rate and the number of HIV deaths by age group, sex, and municipality in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. METHODS: We performed an ecologic..

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Grants

Awarded by Bill AMP; Melinda Gates Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was primarily supported by grant OPP1132415 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The funder of the study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, writing of the report, or decision to publish. The corresponding authors had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.