[Delayed diagnosis of HIV infection in the Spanish VACH cohort [1997-2002]].

  title={[Delayed diagnosis of HIV infection in the Spanish VACH cohort [1997-2002]].},
  author={Ram{\'o}n M Teira Cobo and Ignacio Su{\'a}rez Lozano and Juan Miguel Santamar{\'i}a J{\'a}uregui and Alberto Terr{\'o}n Pern{\'i}a and Pere Domingo Pedrol and Juan Gonz{\'a}lez Garc{\'i}a and Jaime Cos{\'i}n Ochaita and Esteban Ribera Pascuet and Trinitario S{\'a}nchez and Bernardino Roca Villanueva and Pompeyo Viciana Fern{\'a}ndez and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Garc{\'i}a Alcalde and Paloma Geijo Mart{\'i}nez and Pepa Galindo Puerto and Antonio Vergara Campos and Fernando Lozano de Le{\'o}n Naranjo and Agust{\'i}n Mu{\~n}oz S{\'a}nchez and Pablo Tebas},
  journal={Gaceta sanitaria},
  volume={21 1},
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of delayed diagnosis of HIV infection and associated factors. METHODS A cross sectional study of patients included in the Spanish VACH cohort who had been diagnosed with HIV infection between 1997 and 2002 was performed. Delayed diagnosis was defined as patients diagnosed with HIV infection and AIDS simultaneously or within the first month after the first positive serologic test, or those with a first CD4+ cell count below 200/ml. The epidemiological… CONTINUE READING