Multimorbidity Patterns in a National HIV Survey of South African Youth and Adults
Staff inolved: Rifqah Abeeda Roomaney, Brian van Wyk, Annibale Cois and Victoria Pillay-van Wyk
Information pertaining to multimorbidity is frequently informed by studies from high income countries and it is unclear how these findings relate to low and middle income countries, where the burden of infectious disease is high.
South Africa has a quadruple burden of disease which includes a high HIV prevalence and a growing burden of non-communicable diseases. This study aimed to analyse the prevalence and patterns (disease classes or clusters) of multimorbidity in South Africa.