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Closing the Gap: Increases in Life Expectancy among Treated HIV-Positive Individuals in the United States and Canada

  • Hasina Samji,

    Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Angela Cescon,

    Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Robert S. Hogg mail,

    rhogg@sfu.ca

    Affiliations: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Sharada P. Modur,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Keri N. Althoff,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kate Buchacz,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ann N. Burchell,

    Affiliation: Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mardge Cohen,

    Affiliation: The Core Center, Bureau of Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Kelly A. Gebo,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • M. John Gill,

    Affiliation: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Amy Justice,

    Affiliation: Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Gregory Kirk,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marina B. Klein,

    Affiliation: McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • P. Todd Korthuis,

    Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Jeff Martin,

    Affiliation: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Sonia Napravnik,

    Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Sean B. Rourke,

    Affiliation: Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Timothy R. Sterling,

    Affiliation: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Silverberg,

    Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Stephen Deeks,

    Affiliation: San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Lisa P. Jacobson,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ronald J. Bosch,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mari M. Kitahata,

    Affiliation: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • James J. Goedert,

    Affiliation: National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Richard Moore,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Stephen J. Gange,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • for The North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA

    Membership for The North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA is provided in Appendix S1.

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  • Published: December 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081355

About the Authors

Hasina Samji, Angela Cescon, Robert S. Hogg
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Robert S. Hogg
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Sharada P. Modur, Keri N. Althoff, Kelly A. Gebo, Gregory Kirk, Lisa P. Jacobson, Richard Moore, Stephen J. Gange
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Kate Buchacz
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Ann N. Burchell, Sean B. Rourke
Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mardge Cohen
The Core Center, Bureau of Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
M. John Gill
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Amy Justice
Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University, West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Marina B. Klein
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
P. Todd Korthuis
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Jeff Martin
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sonia Napravnik
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Timothy R. Sterling
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Michael J. Silverberg
Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, United States of America
Stephen Deeks
San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Ronald J. Bosch
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Mari M. Kitahata
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
James J. Goedert
National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rhogg@sfu.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RSH HS AC. Analyzed the data: SPM RSH HS AC KA. Wrote the manuscript: RSH HS AC SPM KA. Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: HS RSH AC SPM KA KB ANB MC KAG MJG AJ GK MBK PTK JM SN SBR TRS MJS SD LPJ RJB MMK JJG RM SJG.