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Aids mortality in HAART era

Oct 15, 2006

Is mortality in +ve HAART treated people (strict adherence, start above cd4 350 etc) likely to converge on the 'normal' or average of people without infection?

What are the trends in causes of death between the +ve and -ve in the advent of Haart. Whats in the future?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

In your scenario, the likelihood of an AIDS associated death in someone starting treatment above 350 CD4 cells is very, very low. Deaths from other causes (cancer, heart disease, etc) are now becoming the leading cause of death in HIV infected patients.


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