Africans in London continue to present with advanced HIV disease in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy

AIDS. 2001 Dec 7;15(18):2453-5. doi: 10.1097/00002030-200112070-00015.


Our findings show that despite the numerous advances in the management of HIV disease, this has not resulted in earlier presentation in Africans or non-Africans. African patients are still presenting with significantly more advanced disease than non-Africans, and are more likely to have AIDS at presentation in 1998-1999 than in 1982-1995. An urgent need exists to identify the factors associated with delayed presentation, both to optimize clinical outcomes and reduce the possibility of onward transmission.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active*
  • Black People*
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • London / epidemiology
  • Male