Mortality by baseline CD4 cell count among HIV patients initiating antiretroviral therapy: evidence from a large cohort in Uganda
AuthorsMills, Edward J
Hogg, Robert S
AffiliationFaculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda; British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada; Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), Geneva, Switzerland; Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Canada
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JournalAIDS (London, England)
AbstractEvaluations of CD4 cell count and other prognostic factors on the survival of HIV patients in sub-Saharan Africa are extremely limited. Funders have been reticent to recommend earlier initiation of treatment. We aimed to examine the effect of baseline CD4 cell count on mortality using data from HIV patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in Uganda.
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins