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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - CD4 count at time of diagnosis improves retention in care : Aids brief

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Abstract

Patients attending an urban primary health care clinic in the inner city of Johannesburg who got a CD4 cell count at the time of HIV diagnosis and were eligible for ART were more than twice as likely to start treatment within 3 months of diagnosis as those who received their results 1 week after diagnosis. However, among patients not yet eligible for treatment, having to return to the clinic for a CD4 count 1 week later resulted in significantly better retention in care.

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2011-09-01
2016-12-08
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