Factors Associated with a Delay in Seeking HIV/AIDS Treatment in São Paulo, Brazil

@article{Khoury2014FactorsAW,
  title={Factors Associated with a Delay in Seeking HIV/AIDS Treatment in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil},
  author={Zarifa Khoury and Rebeca de Souza e Silva and Wilza Vieira Villela},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={679-683}
}
This quantitative cross-sectional study of HIV/AIDS patients (N = 1,520) in São Paulo evaluated factors associated with a delay in seeking care. Analysis included Chi square tests and multiple logistic regression. Care was sought at the AIDS stage in 56.7 % (861) of patients, and 48.2 % (732) had a CD4 count ≤350 cells/mm3; 9 % (136) delayed seeking care for 6 months or more after a positive HIV test. Women sought medical care earlier after testing (odds ratio (OR) = 1.79; P = 0.0227), but were… CONTINUE READING

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