Factors associated with the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy in patients newly entering care in an urban clinic.

@article{Giordano2003FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy in patients newly entering care in an urban clinic.},
  author={Thomas Peter Giordano and Arthur White and Prasuna Sajja and Edward A. Graviss and Roberto C. Arduino and Ahmed Adu-Oppong and Christopher J Lahart and Fehmida Visnegarwala},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={399-405}
}
Ethnic minority, female, and drug-using patients may be less likely to receive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), despite its proven benefits. We reviewed the medical records of a consecutive population of 354 patients entering care in 1998 at the Thomas Street Clinic, an academically affiliated, public, HIV-specialty clinic in Houston, to determine the factors associated with not receiving HAART as recorded in pharmacy records. Ninety-two patients (26.0%) did not receive HAART… CONTINUE READING

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