Regional differences in rates of HIV-1 viral load monitoring in Canada: Insights and implications for antiretroviral care in high income countries

@inproceedings{Raboud2010RegionalDI,
  title={Regional differences in rates of HIV-1 viral load monitoring in Canada: Insights and implications for antiretroviral care in high income countries},
  author={Janet M. Raboud and Mona Loutfy and Desheng Su and Ahmed M. Bayoumi and Marina B Klein and Curtis L. Cooper and Nim{\^a} Machouf and Sean B Rourke and Sharon Lynn Walmsley and Anita R Rachlis and P. Richard Harrigan and Marek Smieja and Christos M. Tsoukas and Julio S. G. Montaner and Robert S Hogg},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundViral load (VL) monitoring is an essential component of the care of HIV positive individuals. Rates of VL monitoring have been shown to vary by HIV risk factor and clinical characteristics. The objective of this study was to determine whether there are differences among regions in Canada in the rates of VL testing of HIV-positive individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), where the testing is available without financial barriers under the coverage of provincial health… CONTINUE READING

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