Effect of eliminating CD4-count thresholds on HIV treatment initiation in South Africa: An empirical modeling study

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BACKGROUND The World Health Organization recommends initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) regardless of CD4 count. We assessed the effect of ART eligibility on treatment uptake and simulated the impact of WHO's recommendations in South Africa. METHODS We conducted an empirical analysis of cohort data using a regression discontinuity design, and then… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178249

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@inproceedings{Bor2017EffectOE, title={Effect of eliminating CD4-count thresholds on HIV treatment initiation in South Africa: An empirical modeling study}, author={Jacob Bor and Shahira A. Ahmed and Matthew P Fox and Sydney Rosen and Gesine Meyer-Rath and Ingrid T Katz and Alain Vandormael and Deenan Pillay and Till Winfried B{\"a}rnighausen}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2017} }