Pre-treatment mortality and loss-to-follow-up in HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/HIV-2 dually infected patients eligible for antiretroviral therapy in The Gambia, West Africa

@inproceedings{Togun2011PretreatmentMA,
  title={Pre-treatment mortality and loss-to-follow-up in HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/HIV-2 dually infected patients eligible for antiretroviral therapy in The Gambia, West Africa},
  author={Toyin Omotayo Togun and Ingrid Peterson and Shabbar S. Jaffar and Francis Oko and Uduak A. Okomo and Kevin Peterson and Assan Jaye},
  booktitle={AIDS research and therapy},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND High early mortality rate among HIV infected patients following initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in resource limited settings may indicate high pre-treatment mortality among ART-eligible patients. There is dearth of data on pre-treatment mortality in ART programmes in sub-Sahara Africa. This study aims to determine pre-treatment mortality rate and predictors of pre-treatment mortality among ART-eligible adult patients in a West Africa clinic-based cohort. METHODS All HIV… CONTINUE READING
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