We report data from an observational cohort of South African children living with HIV less than 12 years of age eligible for fast track antiretroviral therapy (rapid) initiation. We found that less than half of children eligible for rapid antiretroviral therapy initiation based on immunologic and disease status started treatment within 1 week.
aICAP at Columbia
bDepartment of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
cPort Elizabeth Hospital Complex
dNelson Mandela University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Port Elizabeth
eUS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pretoria, South Africa
fUS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
gCollege of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.
Correspondence to Chloe A. Teasdale, ICAP-Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W168th Street, Room 1319, New York, NY 10032, USA. Tel: +1 212 304 7920; fax: +1 212 342 1824; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 25 April, 2019
Revised 30 May, 2019
Accepted 6 June, 2019