Treatment outcomes of over 1000 patients on second-line, protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy from four public-sector HIV treatment facilities across Johannesburg, South Africa

By  Kate Shearer  Denise Evans  Faith Moyo  Julia Rohr  Dr. Ribka Berhanu  Liudmyla Van Den Berg  Lawrence Long  Professor Ian Sanne  Matthew Fox  |  | 

HIV‐infected patients initiated on standard second‐line ART in South Africa can experience overall low rates of attrition and moderately high rates of virologic suppression shortly after second‐line initiation; however, individuals with poorer immune status at the time of initiation of second‐line treatment are at greater risk for attrition, were less likely to suppress and may need additional adherence support to improve treatment outcomes.

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Tropical Medicine and International Health