Mortality and loss-to-follow-up during the pre-treatment period in an antiretroviral therapy programme under normal health service conditions in Uganda

@article{Amuron2009MortalityAL,
  title={Mortality and loss-to-follow-up during the pre-treatment period in an antiretroviral therapy programme under normal health service conditions in Uganda},
  author={Barbara Amuron and Geoffrey Namara and Josephine Birungi and Christine Nabiryo and Jonathan C Levin and Heiner Grosskurth and Alex G. Coutinho and Shabbar S. Jaffar},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={290 - 290}
}
BACKGROUND In many HIV programmes in Africa, patients are assessed clinically and prepared for antiretroviral treatment over a period of 4-12 weeks. Mortality rates following initiation of ART are very high largely because patients present late with advanced disease. The rates of mortality and retention during the pre-treatment period are not well understood. We conducted an observational study to determine these rates. METHODS HIV-infected subjects presenting at The AIDS Support Clinic in… CONTINUE READING
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