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Early antiretroviral therapy is associated with better viral suppression and less HIV drug resistance after implementation of universal treatment in South Africa

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All people living with HIV should receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but those with CD4 counts >500 cells/mm3 at ART initiation (“early initiators”) may be less motivated to adhere to treatment, compared with those with CD4 counts <200 cells/mm3 (“late initiators”). We performed a cross-sectional analysis among HIV-positive adults who had a viral load taken at 6 months after first-line ART initiation in a South African public clinic. Retrospective HIV drug resistance testing was performed ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1089/aid.2019.0206

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6072-1430
Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Journal:
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
4
Pages:
297-299
Publication date:
2019-12-04
Acceptance date:
2019-10-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1931-8405
ISSN:
0889-2229
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1088823
Local pid:
pubs:1088823
Deposit date:
2020-02-25

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