Table 2

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
SMART [29] 0/131 1/118
CIPRA HT-001 [30] 6/408 23/408
HPTN 052 [9] 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

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