Tomita A, Vandormael AM, Bärnighausen T, De Oliveira T, Tanser F. Social Disequilibrium and the Risk of HIV Acquisition: A Multilevel Study in Rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2017 Dec 1;75(75). 164-174. PMID: 28291049 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5429974 NIHMSID: EMS71669.
Few population-based multilevel studies have quantified the risks that social context poses in rural communities with high HIV incidence across South Africa. We investigated the individual, social, and community challenges to HIV acquisition risk in areas with high and low incidence of HIV infection (hotspots/coldspots).