Mortality

All-cause mortality in HIV-positive adults starting combination antiretroviral therapy: correcting for loss to follow-up
Paper on methods to develop improved estimates for loss to follow-up developed as part of the collaboration between the IeDEA and MeSH consortia - "All-cause mortality in HIV-positive adults starting combination antiretroviral therapy: correcting for loss to follow-up" Anderegg et al AIDS 2017, 31 (Suppl 1):S31–S40.
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AIDS
Outcomes of HIV-positive patients lost to follow-up in African treatment programmes
This systematic review paper on which Dr Kathrin Zurcher a member of Matthias Egger's group at Bern University is lead author is a collaboration between the MeSH and IeDEA consortia - studies are included in which tracing was carried out to determine the outcomes of those lost follow-up from HIV treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Trends in the burden of HIV mortality after roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: an observational community cohort study
This paper on which Dr Georges Reniers - MeSH Consortium member is lead author, investiagtes the changes in mortality in terms of the gains in life expectancy associated with the roll-out of ART at a rural research site in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.Link to Journal Site

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Tuberculosis mortality and the male survival deficit in rural South Africa: An observational community cohort study
This paper uses verbal autopsy data to demonstrate the high burden of TB mortality among those who are HIV negative in South Africa. The findings of the study imply that it may not be justified to attribute all TB mortality to HIV as is often done in studies estimating HIV attributable mortality on the basis of verbal autopsy data.Link to Journal Site

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