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Poverty, disease progression and employment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Australia

Citation

Ezzy, D and de Visser, R and Bartos, M, Poverty, disease progression and employment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Australia, AIDS Care, 11, (4) pp. 405-414. ISSN 0954-0121 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09540129947785

Abstract

A national survey of 925 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Australia is used to examine the relationship between disease progression, employment status, poverty and economic hardship. While disease progression has some impact on economic hardship, employment status is found to be the strongest determinant of both poverty and economic hardship. The most commonly cited reasons for leaving work were psychosocial (71%), with declining health cited by half of respondents. It is therefore argued that psychosocial issues are at least as important as changes in health in causing unemployment and therefore poverty and economic hardship among PLWHA in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other Health
Objective Field:Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Ezzy, D (Professor Douglas Ezzy)
ID Code:16432
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-12
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