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JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes:
doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31829ec485
Brief Report: Epidemiology and Prevention

Antiretroviral Treatment Interruptions Induced by the Kenyan Postelection Crisis Are Associated With Virological Failure

Mann, Marita MPH*; Diero, Lameck MD†,‡; Kemboi, Emmanuel BSc†,‡; Mambo, Fidelis MSc†,‡; Rono, Mary BSc†,‡; Injera, Wilfred PhD†,‡; Delong, Allison MSc§; Schreier, Leeann MSc; Kaloustian, Kara W. MD; Sidle, John MD**; Buziba, Nathan MD†,‡; Kantor, Rami MD

Erratum

Erratum

In the article by Mann et al, appearing in JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 220-224 entitled “Antiretroviral Treatment Instructions Induced by the Kenyan Postelection Crisis Are Associated With Virological Failure”, an author’s name was printed incorrectly. The author Kara W. Kaloustian should have appeared as Kara Wools-Kaloustian.

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 64(3):323, November 1, 2013.

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Abstract

Background: Antiretroviral treatment interruptions (TIs) cause suboptimal clinical outcomes. Data on TIs during social disruption are limited.

Methods: We determined effects of unplanned TIs after the 2007–2008 Kenyan postelection violence on virological failure, comparing viral load (VL) outcomes in HIV-infected adults with and without conflict-induced TI.

Results: Two hundred and one patients were enrolled, median 2.2 years after conflict and 4.3 years on treatment. Eighty-eight patients experienced conflict-related TIs and 113 received continuous treatment. After adjusting for preconflict CD4, patients with TIs were more likely to have detectable VL, VL >5,000 and VL >10,000.

Conclusions: Unplanned conflict-related TIs are associated with increased likelihood of virological failure.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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