Same-day HIV testing with initiation of antiretroviral therapy versus standard care for persons living with HIV: A randomized unblinded trial

@inproceedings{Koenig2017SamedayHT,
  title={Same-day HIV testing with initiation of antiretroviral therapy versus standard care for persons living with HIV: A randomized unblinded trial},
  author={Serena P Koenig and Nancy Dorvil and Jessy G. D{\'e}vieux and Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier and Cynthia Riviere and Mikerlyne Faustin and Kerlyne Lavoile and C. Perodin and Alexandra Apollon and Limathe Duverger and Margaret L McNairy and Kelly A. Hennessey and Ariadne Souroutzidis and Pierre Y. Cremieux and Patrice D Severe and Jean William Pape},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Attrition during the period from HIV testing to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation is high worldwide. We assessed whether same-day HIV testing and ART initiation improves retention and virologic suppression. METHODS AND FINDINGS We conducted an unblinded, randomized trial of standard ART initiation versus same-day HIV testing and ART initiation among eligible adults ≥18 years old with World Health Organization Stage 1 or 2 disease and CD4 count ≤500 cells/mm3. The study was… CONTINUE READING

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