n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - CD4 count at time of diagnosis improves retention in care : Aids brief
|Article Title||CD4 count at time of diagnosis improves retention in care : Aids brief|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Sep 2011|
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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