What are strong predictors of mortality for AIDS?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Treatment failures are most closely related to the timing of therapy initiation (and, therefore, of timeliness of diagnosis). CD4 counts under 200/μL and evidence for AIDS (in the form of cytomegalovirus retinitis) are strong predictors of mortality (risk ratios of 2.7 and 1.6, respectively). [108]


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