Causes of death and risk factors among HIV-infected persons in the HAART era: analysis of a large urban cohort

  title={Causes of death and risk factors among HIV-infected persons in the HAART era: analysis of a large urban cohort},
  author={Sebastiano Leone and Gianpietro Gregis and Gianpaolo Quinzan and Daniela Velenti and Giuliana Cologni and Laura Soavi and Veronica Ravasio and Diego Ripamonti and Fredy Suter and Franco Maggiolo},
We aimed to examine the clinical outcome in HIV-1-infected patients after more than 10 years of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We analyzed data from 1,236 treatment-naïve adults who had started HAART. The primary endpoint was the yearly prevalence of death for AIDS-related causes (ARC) or for non-AIDS related causes (non-ARC). The data from our cohort were compared with that of the general population (GP) of our region. We observed that 116 patients died, and 58.6% of deaths were… CONTINUE READING


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