Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: the impact of speed on survival.

  title={Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: the impact of speed on survival.},
  author={Rochelle P. Walensky and Robin Wood and Milton C. Weinstein and Neil Alexander Martinson and Elena Losina and Mariam O Fofana and Sue J. Goldie and Nomita Divi and Yazdan Yazdanpanah and Bingxia Wang and A. David Paltiel and Kenneth A. Freedberg},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={197 9},
BACKGROUND Only 33% of eligible human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in South Africa receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). We sought to estimate the impact of alternative ART scale-up scenarios on patient outcomes from 2007-2012. METHODS Using a simulation model of HIV infection with South African data, we projected HIV-associated mortality with and without effective ART for an adult cohort in need of therapy (2007) and for adults who became eligible for treatment (2008-2012… CONTINUE READING

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