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Use of viral load to improve survey estimates of known HIV-positive status and antiretroviral treatment coverage.

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Summary of "Use of viral load to improve survey estimates of known HIV-positive status and antiretroviral treatment coverage."

To compare alternative methods of adjusting self-reported knowledge of HIV-positive status and antiretroviral (ARV) therapy use based on undetectable viral load (UVL) and ARV detection in blood.

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Name: AIDS (London, England)
ISSN: 1473-5571
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