Outcomes of HIV-positive Patients Lost to Follow-up in African Treatment Programs

by Kathrin Zürcher, Anne Mooser, Nanina Anderegg et al.
Tropical Medicine & International Health – doi: 10.1111/tmi.12843

26 pp. 328 kB

The retention of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is key to achieving global targets in response to the HIV epidemic. Loss to follow-up (LTFU) can be substantial, with unknown outcomes for patients lost to ART programs. The authors examined changes in outcomes of patients LTFU over calendar time, assessed associations with other studies and program characteristics, and investigated the relative success of different tracing methods.

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