Objectives: Monitoring antiretroviral treatment (ART) outcomes is essential for assessing the success of HIV care and treatment programs in resource-limited settings (RLS). Methods: Longitudinal analyses of clinical and immunologic parameters in HIVinfected adults initiated on ART between November 2004 and June 2008 at Management and Development for Health (MDH)-Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief PEPFAR supported HIV care and treatment clinics in Tanzania. Results: A total of 12 842 patients were analyzed (65.9% female, median baseline CD4 count, 106 cells/mm3). Significant improvements in immunologic status were observed with an increase in CD4 count to 298 (interquartile range [IQR] 199-416), 372 (256-490) and 427 (314-580) cells/mm3, at 1, 2, and 3 years, respectively. Overall mortality was 13.1% (1682 of 12 842). Male sex, World Health Organization (WHO) stage III/IV, CD4 <200 cells/mm3, hemoglobin (Hgb) <8.5 g/dL, and stavudine (d4T)-containing regimens were independently associated with early and overall mortality. Conclusions: Closer monitoring of males and patients with advanced HIV disease following ART initiation may improve clinical and immunologic outcomes in these individuals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2012|
- antiretroviral treatment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases