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Research Article

Life Expectancies of South African Adults Starting Antiretroviral Treatment: Collaborative Analysis of Cohort Studies

  • Leigh F. Johnson mail,

    Leigh.Johnson@uct.ac.za

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Joel Mossong,

    Affiliation: Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa

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  • Rob E. Dorrington,

    Affiliation: Centre for Actuarial Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Michael Schomaker,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Christopher J. Hoffmann,

    Affiliations: Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Olivia Keiser,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Matthew P. Fox,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Robin Wood,

    Affiliation: Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Hans Prozesky,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Janet Giddy,

    Affiliation: McCord Hospital, Durban, South Africa

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  • Daniela Belen Garone,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Morna Cornell,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Matthias Egger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Andrew Boulle,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • for the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA) Collaboration

    Membership of The International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA) Collaboration is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: April 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001418

About the Authors

Leigh F. Johnson, Michael Schomaker, Morna Cornell, Andrew Boulle
Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Joel Mossong
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa
Rob E. Dorrington
Centre for Actuarial Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Christopher J. Hoffmann
Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa
Christopher J. Hoffmann
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Olivia Keiser, Matthias Egger
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Matthew P. Fox
Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Matthew P. Fox
Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Robin Wood
Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Hans Prozesky
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Hans Prozesky
Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Janet Giddy
McCord Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Daniela Belen Garone
Médecins Sans Frontières, Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: Leigh.Johnson@uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LFJ RED JM OK MPF MS ME AB. Performed the experiments: LJ MS AB MC. Analyzed the data: LJ MS AB MC. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LJ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LFJ JM RED MS CJH OK MPF RW HP JG DBG MC ME AB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LFJ JM RED MS CJH OK MPF RW HP JG DBG MC ME AB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LFJ JM RED MS CJH OK MPF RW HP JG DBG MC ME AB. Enrolled patients: CH JM HP MF JG DBG RW.