Patient retention from HIV diagnosis through one year on antiretroviral therapy at a primary health care clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa.

@article{Clouse2013PatientRF,
  title={Patient retention from HIV diagnosis through one year on antiretroviral therapy at a primary health care clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa.},
  author={Kate Clouse and Audrey E Pettifor and Mhairi Maskew and Jean Bassett and Annelies van Rie and Frieda Mtf Behets and Cynthia L. Gay and Ian Sanne and Matthew P Fox},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          e39-46
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare patient retention at 3 stages of pre-antiretroviral (ART) care and 2 stages of post-ART care to identify when greatest attrition occurs. DESIGN An observational cohort study. METHODS We reviewed files of all adult nonpregnant individuals testing HIV-positive January 1-June 30, 2010, at a primary health clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa (N = 842). We classified retention in pre-ART stage 1 (HIV diagnosis to CD4 results notification in ≤3 months), pre-ART stage 2… CONTINUE READING

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