Impact of antiretroviral therapy on mid-and-long term survival among people living with HIV/AIDS in Guangxi, Southern China — A cohort study

Published: 11 October 2016
Author(s): Zhigang Zheng, Eric J Nehl, Wenkui Geng, Qin Meng, Qiuying Zhu
Issue: October 2016
Section: Letter to the Editor

The study included 10,726 people living with HIV/AIDS, of which 5735 (53.6%) individuals had initiated cART and 4991 (46.4%) who were therapy-naïve between 2010 and 2014. Of all patients, the median age was 48.3years old; majority were either Han (65.2%) or Zhuang ethnicity (30.6%) and males accounted for 69.8%. The median CD4 cell count was 344 cell/μL(IQR:185.0–505.0), in patients who received cART and therapy-naïve patients the median CD4 cell count was 369 (IQR:235–525) and 274 (IQR:47–462) respectively (Table 1).