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Author(s):

Lawn SD, Campbell L, Kaplan R, Boulle A, Cornell M, Kerschberger B, Morrow C, Little F, Egger M, Wood R; International Epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS-Southern Africa.

Pub Title:

Time to initiation of antiretroviral therapy among patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pub Date:

Jun 1 2011

Pub Region(s):

Southern Africa

Journal Issue:

2

Page Number:
136-40

Journal:

Title: 
JAIDS- Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Link: 
http://journals.lww.com/jaids/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2011&issue=06010&article=00007&type=abstract

PubMed: 21436714
Pub PDF: PDF icon 21436714.pdf

Abstract
We studied the time interval between starting tuberculosis treatment and commencing antiretroviral treatment (ART) in HIV-infected patients (n = 1433; median CD4 count 71 cells per microliter, interquartile range: 32-132) attending 3 South African township ART services between 2002 and 2008. The overall median delay was 2.66 months (interquartile range: 1.58-4.17). In adjusted analyses, delays varied between treatment sites but were shorter for patients with lower CD4 counts and those treated in more recent calendar years. During the most recent period (2007-2008), 4.7%, 19.7%, and 51.1% of patients started ART within 2, 4, and 8 weeks of tuberculosis treatment, respectively. Operational barriers must be tackled to permit further acceleration of ART initiation as recommended by 2010 WHO ART guidelines.

PMID: 21436714 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

PMCID: PMC3717455

 

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Citation:

Lawn SD, Campbell L, Kaplan R, Boulle A, Cornell M, Kerschberger B, Morrow C, Little F, Egger M, Wood R; International Epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS-Southern Africa. Time to initiation of antiretroviral therapy among patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis in Cape Town, South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Jun 1;57(2):136-40. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182199ee9. PubMed PMID: 21436714; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3717455.