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A dangerous virus if not treated with

A low education rate, along
with other socioeconomic indicators, is associated with a higher mortality rate
(APA, n.d.). Those with a lower education may not have been taught about HIV
prevention. Along with education is language barriers or even concerns about
immigration status causing people to act in ways that they may or may not know
is unsafe spreading this virus to another person (CDC, 2016). HIV is common
among those who have less than a high school education and are unemployed. (CDC,
2016). There has been a great deal of research done on the correlation of
poverty and HIV occurrence since it is so prevalent and such a dangerous virus
if not treated with the appropriate ART treatment. This literature review will
be done in chronological order to show how research is progressing in this
field.

Literature Review

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Food Insecurity and Other Poverty Indicators Among People Living with
HIV/AIDS: Effects on Treatment and Health Outcomes

In Food Insecurity and Other Poverty Indicators Among People
Living with HIV/AIDS: Effects on Treatment and Health Outcomes the authors Seth
C. Kalichman, Dominica Hernandez, Chauncey Cherry, Moira O. Kalichman, Christopher
Washington, and Tamar Grebler (2014) determined what indication of poverty such as food insecurity
related to those who are HIV positive and taking ART. Medication absorption
can be interfered with when food absorption is not prevalent causing a possible
increase in risk for disease progression.  This was a quantitative observational study. The
researchers used surveys to conduct the research which questioned a total of 521
people (364 male, 157 female) all of which had to prove that they were HIV
positive in order to participate.

            The
measuring tool was the survey. This survey was the independent variable and the
people participating were the dependent variable. The survey consisted of
questions that assessed demographic, social, and health characteristics, food insecurities,
housing, transportation, HIV treatment access and ART adherence. In addition, each
participant was asked to step on the provided scale to measure their BMI.  Each survey was handed in anonymously.

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