Late presentation to HIV testing is overestimated when based on the consensus definition

@inproceedings{Sasse2016LatePT,
  title={Late presentation to HIV testing is overestimated when based on the consensus definition},
  author={Andre Deeke Sasse and Eric Florence and Anastasia M. Pharris and St{\'e}phane De Wit and Patrick Lacor and Dominique Van Beckhoven and Jessica Deblonde and M. Delforge and Katrien Fransen and J‐C Goffard and J‐C Legrand and Michel P. Moutschen and D{\'e}nis Pierard and Jean Ruelle and Dolor{\`e}s Vaira and Bernard C Vandercam and Marc Van Ranst and Eric van Wijngaerden and Linos Vandekerckhove and Chris Verhofstede},
  booktitle={HIV medicine},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES In 2011, a consensus was reached defining "late presenters" (LPs) as individuals presenting for care with a CD4 count < 350 cells/μL or with an AIDS-defining event, regardless of CD4 count. However, a transient low CD4 count is not uncommon in recent infections. The objective of this study was to investigate how measurements of late presentation change if the clinical stage at the time of diagnosis is taken into account. METHODS Case surveillance data for newly diagnosed patients… CONTINUE READING
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