Delayed medical care after diagnosis in a US national probability sample of persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

@article{Turner2000DelayedMC,
  title={Delayed medical care after diagnosis in a US national probability sample of persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Barbara J Turner and William E. Cunningham and Naihua Duan and Ronald Max Andersen and Martin Shapiro and Samuel A. Bozzette and Terry T. Nakazono and Sally C. Morton and Sara C Crystal and Patricia A St Clair and Michael D Stein and Sally Zierler},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 17},
  pages={2614-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify health care and patient factors associated with delayed initial medical care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. DESIGN Survey of a national probability sample of persons with HIV in care. SETTING Medical practices in the contiguous United States. PATIENTS Cohort A (N = 1540) was diagnosed by February 1993 and was in care within 3 years; cohort B (N = 1960) was diagnosed by February 1995 and was in care within 1 year of diagnosis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE… CONTINUE READING