Factors associated with initiation of primary medical care for HIV-infected persons.

  title={Factors associated with initiation of primary medical care for HIV-infected persons.},
  author={Jeffrey H Samet and M J Retondo and Kenneth A. Freedberg and Michael D Stein and Timothy Heeren and Howard Libman},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={97 4},
PURPOSE To examine the degree of immune dysfunction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients at the time of presentation and to identify factors associated with early and late initial primary medical care for HIV infection as measured by CD4+ lymphocyte count. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred fifty-one consecutive outpatients without prior primary care for HIV infection were assessed at a municipal hospital HIV intake clinic (derivation group). Sociodemographic and clinical… CONTINUE READING


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