High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among rural Africans living with HIV

About 12% of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension at the moment of HIV diagnosis. An additional 10% will develop hypertension during the first months of antiretroviral therapy. This represents an incidence 1.5 times higher than that found in Europe or the United States. The findings, published on 8 March 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, come from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in collaboration with partner institutions in Tanzania, Switzerland and Spain. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)