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Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation and Care Delivery for People With Newly Diagnosed HIV in an Integrated Healthcare System

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic disrupted health systems. For patients newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus, starting immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended. For periods before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaiser Permanente Northern California found similar rates of rapid ART initiation and time to viral suppression, concurrent with an increase in telemedicine.

Authors: Mohr, Kurtis B; Lee-Rodriguez, Christian; Samiezade-Yazd, Zahra; Lam, Jennifer O; Imp, Brandon M; Luu, Mitchell N

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Dec;9(12):ofac639. Epub 2022-11-24.

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