Late diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: role of socio-behavioral factors and medical encounters.

@article{Lo2011LateDO,
  title={Late diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: role of socio-behavioral factors and medical encounters.},
  author={Y-C Lo and Pei-Ying Wu and Chia-Yin Hsieh and Mao-Yuan Chen and W M Sheng and S M Hsieh and H Sun and Wen-Chun Liu and Chien-Ching Hung and S -S Chang},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2011},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={306-15}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Despite provision of free-of-charge human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and antiretroviral therapy in Taiwan, a substantial proportion of patients experience late HIV diagnosis. We investigated the risk factors for late HIV diagnosis in Taiwan. METHODS Structured interviews were conducted among newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients to collect data on demographics, socio-behavioral variables and clinical profiles within 1 year preceding HIV diagnosis from August 2006 to… CONTINUE READING
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