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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.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate and predictors of early loss to follow-up (LTFU) for recently diagnosed HIV-infected, antiretroviral therapy (ART)-ineligible adults in rural Kenya. METHODS: Prospective cohort study. Clients registering for HIV care between July 2008 and August 2009 were followed up for 6 months. Baseline data were used to assess predictors of pre-ART LTFU (not returning for care within 2 months of a scheduled appointment), LTFU before the second visit and LTFU after the seco...

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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
82-93
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276

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