A novel use of AIDS surveillance data to assess the impact of initial treatment regimen on survival.

@article{Chen2009ANU,
  title={A novel use of AIDS surveillance data to assess the impact of initial treatment regimen on survival.},
  author={S Y Chen and William J Moss and Sharon S. Pipkin and Willi McFarland},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={330-5}
}
The expense in time and money limit the use of randomized clinical trials (RCT) and cohort studies for evaluating long-term AIDS treatment outcomes. We conducted a case-control study to characterize predictors of AIDS mortality after the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in San Francisco, in which cases were matched with controls on stage of disease, year of AIDS diagnosis and year of HAART initiation. Overall, 266 cases and 1173 controls were included, representing… CONTINUE READING