How far away is help? Researchers map access to HIV care

PLHIV with access to the nearest health care facility using motorized or non-motorized transport at the 10-minute threshold (A. motorized; D. non-motorized), 30-minute threshold (B. motorized and E. non-motorized), and 60-minute threshold (C. motorized; F. non-motorized). Maps were created using ArcGIS by ESRI version 10.5 ( [18]. Credit: Kim et al., 2021, PLOS ONE, CC-BY 4.0 (

In sub-Saharan Africa, 7 million people with HIV live more than 10 minutes from health care services and 1.5 million people with HIV live more than 60 minutes from a healthcare facility, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS…

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