Early mortality among adults accessing a community-based antiretroviral service in South Africa: implications for programme design.

@article{Lawn2005EarlyMA,
  title={Early mortality among adults accessing a community-based antiretroviral service in South Africa: implications for programme design.},
  author={Stephen D. Lawn and Landon Myer and Catherine Orrell and Linda-Gail Bekker and Robin Wood},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 18},
  pages={2141-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine rates, risk factors and causes of death among patients accessing a community-based antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme both prior to and following initiation of treatment. METHODS All in-programme deaths were ascertained between September 2002 and March 2005 among treatment-naive patients enrolled into a prospective community-based ART cohort in Cape Town, South Africa. RESULTS Of 712 patients (median CD4 cell count, 94 cells/microl), 578 (81%) started triple… CONTINUE READING
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