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June 30, 2009

Patients returning after interrupting HIV care have a high risk of short-term illness and death

"HIV-positive patients who return to care after being lost to follow-up are five times more likely to die in the short term than patients who remain in HIV care, French investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

'Increased efforts are needed to reduce loss to follow-up and encourage those patients who no longer attend clinic to return to care,' recommend the authors."

Read more in Aidsmap, June 29, 2009.