Mortality in HIV infected individuals in Pune, India

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Indian Journal of Medical Research

Background & Objectives: With the presence of HIV epidemic for more than two decades in India, rise in the number of HIV related deaths is expected. Data on mortality in HIV infected individuals from prospective studies are scanty in India. We report here data on mortality in a systematically followed cohort of HIV infected individuals at Pune, Maharashtra, India.


Methods: A total of 457 HIV infected individuals were enrolled in a prospective study in Pune between September 2002 and November 2004. They were evaluated clinically and monitored for CD4 counts at every quarterly visit. Mortality data were collected from the records of hospital facilities provided by the study. If the death occurred outside such hospitals; relatives of the participants were requested to inform about the death.

Ghate M, Deshpande S, Tripathy S, Godbole S, Nene M, Thakar M, Risbud A, Bollinger RC, Mehendale S. Mortality in HIV infected individuals in Pune, India. Indian J Med Res. 2011 Apr; 133(4):414-20. PMCID:PMC3103175
  • ICMR/National Institute of Epidemiology, Pune, India
  • ICMR/National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India