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.
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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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).
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