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

@article{Gay2006AdvancedIA,
  title={Advanced immunosuppression at entry to HIV care in the southeastern United States and associated risk factors.},
  author={Cynthia L. Gay and Sonia Napravnik and Joseph J Eron},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={775-8}
}
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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