Loss to Follow-up in a Community Clinic in South Africa:

Role of Sex, Pregnancy, and CD4 Count

Bingxia Wang, PhD,1, 3 Elena Losina, PhD,3, 4, 6 Ruth Stark, PhD,7 Alison Munro,8 Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH,1,2, 3, 5 Marisa Wilke,7 Des Martin,9 Zhigang Lu, MD,1 Kenneth A. Freedberg, MD, MSc,1, 2, 3 Robin Wood, MD10, 11

From the Divisions of General Medicine1 and Infectious Diseases,2 Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR),3 Harvard Medical School; Department of Orthopedic Surgery4 and Division of Infectious Diseases,5 Brigham and Women’s Hospital; The Department of Biostatistics,6 Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America; Catholic Relief Services South Africa,7 Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference;8 Department of Clinical Virology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa;9 Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine10 and Department of Medicine,11 University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Presented in part at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 3-6, Boston, MA, USA 2008 (abstract 839).

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