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The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index Predicts Mortality in a Community-recruited Cohort of People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Who Use Illicit Drugs.

Reddon H, Grant C, Nosova E, Fairbairn N, Barrios R, Justice AC, Nolan S, Socias ME, Milloy MJ. The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index Predicts Mortality in a Community-recruited Cohort of People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Who Use Illicit Drugs. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2021 Aug 2; 73(3):538-541.

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Abstract:

The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) index combines commonly collected clinical biomarkers to estimate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease severity. Among a prospective cohort of people living with HIV who use illicit drugs (PWUD) (n = 948), we found that the VACS index was significantly associated with mortality over a 20-year study period.





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