Six-Month Mortality among HIV-Infected Adults Presenting for Antiretroviral Therapy with Unexplained Weight Loss, Chronic Fever or Chronic Diarrhea in Malawi.
Authorsvan Lettow, Monique
Martiniuk, Alexandra L C
Chan, Adrienne K
Anderson, Suzanne T
Harries, Anthony D
Heyderman, Robert S
Bedell, Richard A
AffiliationDignitas International, Zomba, Malawi ; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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AbstractIn sub-Saharan Africa, early mortality is high following initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). We investigated 6-month outcomes and factors associated with mortality in HIV-infected adults being assessed for ART initiation and presenting with weight loss, chronic fever or diarrhea, and with negative TB sputum microscopy.
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