YEARS POTENTIAL LIFE LOST TO AIDS AMONG WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL
Keywords:Sida, mortality, women, vulnerability, racial
Objective: Objective: to investigate HIV/AIDS mortality among women in Porto Alegre/RS using the Years Potential Life Lost index and identification with social vulnerability. Methodology: Ecological study considering deaths from HIV/AIDS of women between 15 and 75 years of age (ICD-B20-24) between 2007 and 2017. Gross values and YPLL/1,000 deaths were calculated considering health districts and race/ color. Pearson's reference was performed to gauge associations. Results: Among 1,539 deaths from HIV/AIDS identified, there were 51.075 YPLL, which represented 86.52 years lost for every 1000 women, with an average of 32.53 YPLL per death. The highest percentage of deaths was identified in white women (53.44%), but the highest rate of YPLL among black women (200.36 YPLL/1000), with a mean of 33.38 years lost. Conclusion: Black women living with HIV and in greater social vulnerability had higher YPLL rates, revealing the impact of racial inequality on mortality.
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