Advanced immunosuppression at entry to HIV care in the southeastern United States and associated risk factors

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
AIDS (Impact Factor: 6.56). 04/2006; 20(5):775-8. DOI: 10.1097/01.aids.0000216380.30055.4a
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ABSTRACT In this study we characterized factors associated with the late initiation of HIV care in the southeastern United States. At initiation of care, antiretroviral therapy was indicated for 75% of patients, 50% had a CD4 cell count of less than 200 cells/mul, and 27% presented with an AIDS-defining illness. Male sex was an independent predictor in multivariable analysis. These results indicate an urgent need to increase HIV testing for earlier diagnosis in the southeastern USA.

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