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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4339

HIV mortality in industrialised countries compares with other chronic diseases: A study based on 29 935 patients in nine industrialised countries shows that the mortality of HIV patients who start antiretroviral treatment and survive the first six months continues to be higher than in the general population, but for many patients excess mortality is moderate and comparable with patients with other chronic conditions (International Journal of Epidemiology 2009 Oct 9, doi:10.1093/ije/dyp306). Earlier diagnosis might prevent much …

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