Shearer K, Clouse K, Meyer-Rath G, MacLeod W, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Fox MP. Citizenship status and engagement in HIV care: an observational cohort study to assess the association between reporting a national ID number and retention in public-sector HIV care in Johannesburg, South Africa. BMJ open. 2017 Jan 24;7(7). e013908. PMID: 28119389 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5278236
In many resource-limited settings, people from rural areas migrate to urban hubs in search of work. Thus, urban public-sector HIV clinics in South Africa (SA) often cater to both local residents and patients from other provinces and/or countries. The objective of this analysis was to compare programmatic treatment outcomes by citizenship status in an urban clinic in SA.