Unmatched Case-Control Study on Late Presentation of HIV Infection in Santiago, Cape Verde
- Autores: António L. Moreira, Gonçalo Figueiredo Augusto, Inês Fronteira, Maria Rosario O. Martins
- Ano de Publicação: 2016
- Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
- Link: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/3/320
Access to free antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Sub-Saharan Africa has been steadily increasing over the past decade. However, the success of large-scale ART programmes depends on timely diagnosis and early initiation of HIV care. This study characterizes late presenters to HIV care in Santiago (Cape Verde) between 2004 and 2011, and identifies factors associated with late presentation for care. We defined late presentation as persons presenting to HIV care with a CD4 count below 350 cells/mm3.