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Prioritizing CD4 Count Monitoring in Response to ART in Resource-Constrained Settings: A Retrospective Application of Prediction-Based Classification

  • Livio Azzoni equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Livio Azzoni, Andrea S. Foulkes

    Affiliation: Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Andrea S. Foulkes equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Livio Azzoni, Andrea S. Foulkes

    Affiliation: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Yan Liu,

    Affiliation: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Xiaohong Li,

    Affiliation: BG Medicine, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Margaret Johnson,

    Affiliation: Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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  • Collette Smith,

    Affiliation: UCL Medical School, London, United Kingdom

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  • Adeeba bte Kamarulzaman,

    Affiliation: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Julio Montaner,

    Affiliation: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Karam Mounzer,

    Affiliation: Philadelphia FIGHT, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Michael Saag,

    Affiliation: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Pedro Cahn,

    Affiliation: Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Carina Cesar,

    Affiliation: Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Alejandro Krolewiecki,

    Affiliation: Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Ian Sanne,

    Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Luis J. Montaner mail

    montaner@wistar.org

    Affiliation: Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: April 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001207

About the Authors

Livio Azzoni, Luis J. Montaner
Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Andrea S. Foulkes, Yan Liu
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Xiaohong Li
BG Medicine, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Margaret Johnson
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
Collette Smith
UCL Medical School, London, United Kingdom
Adeeba bte Kamarulzaman
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Julio Montaner
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Karam Mounzer
Philadelphia FIGHT, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael Saag
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America
Pedro Cahn, Carina Cesar, Alejandro Krolewiecki
Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ian Sanne
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: montaner@wistar.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LA ASF LJM. Performed the experiments: LA ASF LJM. Analyzed the data: LA ASF LJM YL XL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS MJ AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LA ASF LJM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LA ASF YL XL MJ CS AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS LJM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LA ASF YL XL MJ CS AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS LJM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LA ASF YL XL MJ CS AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS LJM. Graphics: LA ASF LJM. Data and database coordination: LA LJM. R programming: ASF. Statistical team oversight: ASF. Project team oversight: LJM.