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OBJECTIVE We report rates and risk factors for attrition in the first cohort of patients followed through all stages from HIV testing to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation. DESIGN Cohort study of all patients diagnosed with HIV between January and June 2009. METHODS We calculated the proportion of patients who completed CD4 cell counts and(More)
BACKGROUND Attrition from HIV testing to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation is high. Strengthening linkages in care from testing to treatment may reduce attrition. This study addresses the question: can social workers accurately identify symptomatic patients during HIV testing and fast-track them for rapid provision of services? METHODS This study(More)
PROBLEM In 2010, Haiti sustained a devastating earthquake that crippled the health-care infrastructure in the capital city, Port-au-Prince, and left 1.5 million people homeless. Subsequently, there was an increase in reported tuberculosis in the affected population. APPROACH We conducted active tuberculosis case finding in a camp for internally displaced(More)
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