CONTINUING IMPROVEMENT IN SURVIVAL FOR CHILDREN WITH ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME IN BRAZIL

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Abstract

Abstract:

This retrospective cohort study examined a nationally representative sample of 945 Brazilian children (ages 0–12 years) diagnosed with AIDS in 1999 to 2002 and followed through 2007. The probability of survival to 60 months was 86.3% (95% CI, 84.1%–88.5%). This compares with 52.8% (95% CI, 41.9%–60.8%) in a study of cases diagnosed in 1983 to 1998. These results demonstrate substantial improvement in survival for children with AIDS in Brazil.

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