Impact on ART initiation of point-of-care CD4 testing at HIV diagnosis among HIV-positive youth in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/303531
Title:
Impact on ART initiation of point-of-care CD4 testing at HIV diagnosis among HIV-positive youth in Khayelitsha, South Africa
Authors:
Patten, Gabriela E M; Wilkinson, Lynne; Conradie, Karien; Isaakidis, Petros; Harries, Anthony D; Edginton, Mary E; De Azevedo, Virginia; van Cutsem, Gilles
Journal:
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Abstract:
Despite the rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in developing countries, pre-treatment losses from care remain a challenge to improving access to treatment. Youth and adolescents have been identified as a particularly vulnerable group, at greater risk of loss from both pre-ART and ART care. Point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing has shown promising results in improving linkage to ART care. In Khayelitsha township, South Africa, POC CD4 testing was implemented at a clinic designated for youth aged 12-25 years. We assessed whether there was an associated reduction in attrition between HIV testing, assessment for eligibility and ART initiation.
Affiliation:
MSF Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. gem.patten@gmail.com
Issue Date:
4-Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/303531
PubMed ID:
23830642
Language:
en
ISSN:
1758-2652
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.authorPatten, Gabriela E Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Lynneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConradie, Karienen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIsaakidis, Petrosen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarries, Anthony Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorEdginton, Mary Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Azevedo, Virginiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorvan Cutsem, Gillesen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-16T22:35:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-16T22:35:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-04-
dc.identifier.citationImpact on ART initiation of point-of-care CD4 testing at HIV diagnosis among HIV-positive youth in Khayelitsha, South Africa. 2013, 16:18518 J Int AIDS Socen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1758-2652-
dc.identifier.pmid23830642-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/303531-
dc.description.abstractDespite the rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in developing countries, pre-treatment losses from care remain a challenge to improving access to treatment. Youth and adolescents have been identified as a particularly vulnerable group, at greater risk of loss from both pre-ART and ART care. Point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing has shown promising results in improving linkage to ART care. In Khayelitsha township, South Africa, POC CD4 testing was implemented at a clinic designated for youth aged 12-25 years. We assessed whether there was an associated reduction in attrition between HIV testing, assessment for eligibility and ART initiation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the International AIDS Societyen_GB
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.titleImpact on ART initiation of point-of-care CD4 testing at HIV diagnosis among HIV-positive youth in Khayelitsha, South Africaen
dc.contributor.departmentMSF Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. gem.patten@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the International AIDS Societyen_GB

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