Outcomes of HIV-positive patients lost to follow-up in African treatment programmes

by Kathrin Zurcher, Anne Mooser, Nanina Anderegg et al.
Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp 375–387, April 2017 – First published: 20 February 2017

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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 programmes. The authors examined changes in outcomes of patients LTFU over calendar time, assessed associations with other study and programme characteristics and investigated the relative success of different tracing methods.

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