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Treat Asia Presents HIV Data at International Workshop


April 2004—The first public release of data from the TREAT Asia HIV/AIDS Observational Database (TAHOD) was presented as a poster at the 8th International Workshop on HIV/AIDS Observational Databases in Montreux, Switzerland, March 25–28. Information from nearly 1,300 patients revealed that the primary mode of HIV transmission was heterosexual, the most common opportunistic infection was tuberculosis, and more than half of the patients were currently on antiretroviral treatment.

So far the data indicate that the overall response to highly active antiretroviral therapy in Asian patients is similar to that seen in patients in the developed world. TREAT Asia will present a poster analyzing the next round of data at the 15th International AIDS Conference in Bangkok in July.