High rate of loss to follow-up and virological non-suppression in HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy highlights the need to improve quality of care in South Africa

  title={High rate of loss to follow-up and virological non-suppression in HIV-infected children on antiretroviral therapy highlights the need to improve quality of care in South Africa},
  author={Genevi{\`e}ve A. F. S. van Liere and Rivka R Lilian and J L Dunlop and Carol L. Tait and Kate Rees and Moyahabo Mabitsi and Lucy Ranoto and Helen E Struthers and James A McIntyre and Remco P. H. Peters},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
Abstract Provision of high-quality care and ensuring retention of children on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are essential to reduce human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated morbidity and mortality. Virological non-suppression (≥1000 viral copies/ml) is an indication of suboptimal HIV care and support. This retrospective cohort study included ART-naïve children who initiated first-line ART between July 2015 and August 2017 in Johannesburg and rural Mopani district. Of 2739 children started… 

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