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Provider Experience Affects Survival of Women With AIDS

March 9, 1998

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!

A study, reported in the March 5 issue of the journal AIDS, indicates that HIV-positive women have a 50 percent increased survival rate if they receive care at an experienced clinic instead of one with less HIV experience. Dr. Christine Laine of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and colleagues examined the survival time of 887 HIV-positive women who visited 117 clinics in New York. The researchers found that 71 percent of patients enrolled in high-experience clinics were still alive 21 months after diagnosis, compared to 53 percent of those treated at less-experienced clinics. The researchers also found that survival correlated positively with methadone treatment and pregnancy.


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