Discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy among adults receiving HIV care in the United States. Continuous antiretroviral treatment (ART) is important for maintaining viral suppression. This analysis estimates prevalence of and reason for ART discontinuation. Three-stage sampling was used to obtain a nationally representative, cross-sectional sample of HIV-infected adults receiving HIV care. Face-to-face interviews and medical record abstractions were collected from June 2009 to May 2010. Data were weighted based on known probabilities of selection and adjusted for non-response. Patient characteristics of ART discontinuation, defined as not currently taking ART, stratified by provider-initiated versus non-provider-initiated discontinuation, were examined. Weighted logistic regression models predicted factors associated with ART discontinuation.
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