Delayed antiretroviral therapy initiation linked to decreased immunologic recovery in HIV

November 25, 2014 10:41 AM

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1. Postponed introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) beyond 12 months of HIV-1 estimated seroconversion was linked with a lower proportion of CD4+ normalization.

2. Earlier initiation of ART was also associated with decreased risk of AIDS and better immune function, including increased responsiveness to the hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine.

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