Prospective prediction of viral suppression and immune response nine months after ART initiation in Seattle, WA
AIDS Care, 06/19/2012
Simoni JM et al. – Of 24 baseline demographic and psychosocial patient–level variables modeled in separate generalized estimating equations, only employment predicted changes in HIV–1 RNA viral load or CD4 lymphocyte count over the course of the 9–month trial. Although the findings require replication, they suggest adherence support strategies should emphasize close monitoring and support for all patients initiating ART.