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The Cohorte Montrealaise (CM) includes all PLHIV in the Montréal metropolitan area who have 1) Received care at one of four major HIV-specialist care centres (Clinique médicale l’Actuel; Clinique médicale Quartier Latin; Unité hospitaliére de recherché, d’enseignement et de soins sur le sida (UHRESS) at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)) and 2) had at least two viral load measures in any year since 2000. These clinics have a long history of HIV care provision in Montéal and together, are thought to provide the large majority of HIV care within the Montréal metropolitan area.
PLHIV who received care: PLHIV with at least one HIV care appointment in 2015.
PLHIV on ART: Among PLHIV who received care, any documented ARV use in 2015.
PLHIV with suppressed viral loads: Among PLHIV on ART, viral loads under 50 copies/ml at the end of 2015.
Assumptions that could affect results include:
1. We assume that all people who were prescribed ART in 2015 took them.
2. Patients with visits (i.e. received care) in 2015 (n=180) are considered as not virally suppressed.
3. Patients with viral loads in 2015 were not considered virally suppressed.
Note: Endemic countries are those with an HIV prevalence equals or higher thant 1.0% in the population aged 15-49 years-old and at least 1 of 3 of the following features : a) 50% or more of HIV infections attributed to heterosexual transmission, b) M:F ratio less or equal to 2:1 or c) HIV prevalence equals or higher to 2% in women receiving prenatal care.
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