Life expectancy among HIV-positive patients in Rwanda: a retrospective observational cohort study.

@article{Nsanzimana2015LifeEA,
  title={Life expectancy among HIV-positive patients in Rwanda: a retrospective observational cohort study.},
  author={Sabin Nsanzimana and Eric Remera and Steve Kanters and Keith Chan and Jamie I Forrest and Nathan Ford and Jeanine Umutesi Condo and Agnes Binagwaho and Edward Mills},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          e169-77
        }
}
BACKGROUND Rwanda has achieved substantial progress in scaling up of antiretroviral therapy. We aimed to assess the effect of increased access to antiretroviral therapy on life expectancy among HIV-positive patients in two distinct periods of lower and higher antiretroviral therapy coverage (1997-2007 and 2008-11). METHODS In a retrospective observational cohort study, we collected clinical and demographic data for all HIV-positive patients enrolled in care at 110 health facilities across all… CONTINUE READING
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