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Early loss to follow-up of recently diagnosed HIV-infected adults from routine pre-ART care in a rural district hospital in Kenya: a cohort study.

Hassan AS, Fielding KL, Thuo NM, Nabwera HM, Sanders EJ, Berkley JA - Trop. Med. Int. Health (2011)

Bottom Line: Distance and marital status were independently associated with LTFU before the second visit, while distance, education status and seasonality showed weak evidence of predicting LTFU after the second visit.HIV disease severity did not predict pre-ART LTFU.These findings warrant consideration of an enhanced pre-ART care package aimed at improving retention and timely ART initiation.

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Affiliation: KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya. ahassan@kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org

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 Kaplan–Meier curve showing loss to follow-up of recently diagnosed HIV infected adults from routine pre-antiretroviral therapy care, followed up for 6 months in a district hospital in Kenya (N = 530).
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fig03:  Kaplan–Meier curve showing loss to follow-up of recently diagnosed HIV infected adults from routine pre-antiretroviral therapy care, followed up for 6 months in a district hospital in Kenya (N = 530).

Mentions: Overall, 530 newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults contributed 1606 person-months of observation (pmo). Of these, 178 (33.6% [95% CI: 29.6–37.6]) were LTFU, giving a rate of 11.1 (9.6–12.8)/100 pmo (Figure 3). In multivariable analyses, marital status and distance independently predicted pre-ART LTFU (Table 2).


Early loss to follow-up of recently diagnosed HIV-infected adults from routine pre-ART care in a rural district hospital in Kenya: a cohort study.

Hassan AS, Fielding KL, Thuo NM, Nabwera HM, Sanders EJ, Berkley JA - Trop. Med. Int. Health (2011)

 Kaplan–Meier curve showing loss to follow-up of recently diagnosed HIV infected adults from routine pre-antiretroviral therapy care, followed up for 6 months in a district hospital in Kenya (N = 530).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig03:  Kaplan–Meier curve showing loss to follow-up of recently diagnosed HIV infected adults from routine pre-antiretroviral therapy care, followed up for 6 months in a district hospital in Kenya (N = 530).
Mentions: Overall, 530 newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults contributed 1606 person-months of observation (pmo). Of these, 178 (33.6% [95% CI: 29.6–37.6]) were LTFU, giving a rate of 11.1 (9.6–12.8)/100 pmo (Figure 3). In multivariable analyses, marital status and distance independently predicted pre-ART LTFU (Table 2).

Bottom Line: Distance and marital status were independently associated with LTFU before the second visit, while distance, education status and seasonality showed weak evidence of predicting LTFU after the second visit.HIV disease severity did not predict pre-ART LTFU.These findings warrant consideration of an enhanced pre-ART care package aimed at improving retention and timely ART initiation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya. ahassan@kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org

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Related in: MedlinePlus