Incidence rate, predictors and outcomes of interruption of HIV care: nationwide results from the Belgian HIV cohort

Last updated on 11-1-2022 by Dominique Van Beckhoven

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Objectives We aimed to study the incidence rate, predictors and outcomes of HIV care interruption (HCI) in Belgium. Methods We analysed data for adult patients with at least two HIV care records in the Belgian HIV cohort between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2016. An HCI episode was defined as 1 year without an HIV care record. The HCI incidence rate was analysed using Poisson regression, return to HIV care using a cumulative incidence function with death as a competing risk, and viral load (VL) status upon return to HIV care using logistic regression. Results …

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