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MALAGON ROJAS, Jeadran Nevardo. HIV/AIDS in Colombia: Analysis of the relationship between social inequality, health and armed conflict 2002-2008. Investig. desarro. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.2, pp.254-275. ISSN 0121-3261.

This study will illustrate the relationship between social inequality, HIV/ AIDS and armed conflict in Colombia 2002 - 2008. Methods: The study variables were determined according to the Risk Index of Humanitarian Situation. The data provided were crossed and studied by means of bivariate analysis. Results: The analysis of the results showed two trends. A group of departments with higher than the national average Human Development Index (HDI), which showed high rates of armed violence and incidence of HIV/AIDS. Another group, with low HDI, high rates of armed violence, but low rates of incidence of HIV/AIDS. Conclusions: In the case of Colombia a relationship has shown between armed conflict, social inequality and HIV/AIDS. Although there is a causal link is fully identifiable for populations where the armed conflict has affected the implementation of the health surveillance services.

Keywords : HIV; AIDS; Colombia; armed conflict.

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