[Survival analysis in people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico]. Article

Marzán-Rodríguez, Melissa, Zavala Segarra, Diego E, Valverde, Juan Carlas Orengo et al. (2018). [Survival analysis in people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico]. . 66 8-14.

cited authors

  • Marzán-Rodríguez, Melissa; Zavala Segarra, Diego E; Valverde, Juan Carlas Orengo; Varas-Díaz, Nelson; De León, Sandra Miranda; Acevedo-Díaz, Eliseo


  • After the introduction of HAART, the HIV/AIDS epidemiological trends has shown an increasing in the survival rates. HAART has dramatically improved the life expectancy of HIV/AIDS. The objective of this study was to estimate survival in people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico (PR) from 2003-2011. A population-based study using the PR HIV Surveillance System was implemented. A total of N = 9,290 people were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in PR for 2003-2011 period. Cox regression models for survival analysis were assessed. Survival at 6 years after diagnosis in HIV patients was 0.87 (CI95%: 0.09, 0.72) when compare with AIDS patients at same time of diagnosis was 0.57 (CI95%: 0.55, 0.60) p<0.001. Intravenous drug users [IDU] have less probability of survival at 5 years after diagnosis when compare with other transmission modes 0.69 (CI95%: 0.67, 0.71) p<0.001. Assertive prevention strategies must be developed and implemented in PR for IDU's in order to increase their survival rates.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018


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