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Research Article

Is Food Insecurity Associated with HIV Risk? Cross-Sectional Evidence from Sexually Active Women in Brazil

  • Alexander C. Tsai mail,

    atsai@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kristin J. Hung,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sheri D. Weiser

    Affiliation: Division of HIV/AIDS, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001203

About the Authors

Alexander C. Tsai
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Alexander C. Tsai
Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Kristin J. Hung
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sheri D. Weiser
Division of HIV/AIDS, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: atsai@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

SDW has previously been affiliated with Physicians for Human Rights, an organization that advocates for the protection of internationally guaranteed rights and/or prosecution of those who violate human rights. All authors have declared that no financial conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ACT KJH. Performed the experiments: ACT. Analyzed the data: ACT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ACT. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: ACT KJH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: ACT KJH SDW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ACT KJH SDW. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: ACT KJH SDW. Assisted in interpretation of the data: ACT KJH SDW. Revised the manuscript for important intellectual content: ACT KJH SDW.