Beyond core indicators of retention in HIV care: Missed clinic visits are independently associated with all-cause mortality

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Abstract

  • Results: Among participants, 64% and 59% met the IOM and DHHS retention core indicators, respectively, at 24 months. Subsequently, 332 patients died during 16 102 person-years of follow-up. Failure to achieve the IOM and DHHS indicators through 24 months following ART initiation increased mortality (hazard ratio [HR] = 2.23; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.79-2.80 and HR = 2.36; 95% CI, 1.89-2.96, respectively). Among patients classified as retained by the IOM or DHHS clinical core indicators, >2 missed visits further increased mortality risk (HR = 3.61; 95% CI, 2.35-5.55 and HR = 3.62; 95% CI, 2.30-5.68, respectively).
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    Author List

  • Mugavero MJ; Westfall AO; Cole SR; Geng EH; Crane HM; Kitahata MM; Mathews WC; Napravnik S; Eron JJ; Moore RD
  • Start Page

  • 1471
  • End Page

  • 1479
  • Volume

  • 59
  • Issue

  • 10