|Impact of immediate vs deferred initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on mortality: data from randomized controlled trials involving ART-naïve HIV+ persons|
|Study (reference)||Deaths, early ART initiationaarm||Deaths, deferred ART initiationbarm|
|CIPRA HT-001 ||6/408||23/408|
|HPTN 052 ||10/886||13/877|
|Pooled data from the three trials||16/1,425||37/1,403|
aEarly ART initiation defined as start of ART at CD4 >350 cells/μl.
bDeferred ART initiation defined as start of ART at CD4 <200 or <250 cells/μl.
Lundgren et al.
Lundgren et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:148 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-148