Published in AIDS Weekly, April 24th, 2006
In a recent report, researchers in France conducted a study to "determine the incidence rate and risk factors for loss to follow-up (LFU) in HIV-infected individuals. We estimated the incidence rate of LFU in 1756 HIV-infected patients enrolled in the Tourcoing Clinical Cohort from January 1985 to January 1998.
"We then investigated potential LFU risk factors at inclusion through a case-control study. Cases were 209 patients who had attended neither our clinic nor another HIV clinic for at least 1 year. Controls were 209 patients randomly selected from...
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