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HIV Working Group
May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jessie Edwards, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Exploring the Elevation in Mortality among People with HIV”
ABSTRACT: Understanding advances in the care and treatment of adults with HIV and gaps in clinical care requires monitoring differences in mortality between people entering care for HIV and the general population. We combine HIV cohort data with vital statistics information for the general US population to compare mortality for people living with HIV over the 5 years after entry into HIV care with their expected mortality, had they been subject to the same covariate-conditional mortality risks as the general US population. We also examine whether this elevation in mortality would persist under a strategy to provide universal early treatment with antiretroviral therapy.