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Predictors of viral suppression and rebound among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in a large multi-site Canadian cohort

  • Zachary Tanner1,
  • Nathan Lachowsky1, 2, 3,
  • Erin Ding1,
  • Hasina Samji1,
  • Mark Hull1, 4,
  • Angela Cescon5,
  • Sophie Patterson1, 6,
  • Jason Chia1,
  • Alia Leslie1,
  • Janet Raboud7, 8,
  • Mona Loutfy7, 9, 10, 11,
  • Curtis Cooper12,
  • Marina Klein13, 14,
  • Nima Machouf15,
  • Christos Tsoukas13,
  • Julio Montaner1, 4,
  • Robert S. Hogg1, 6, 16Email author and
  • for the Canadian Observation Cohort (CANOC) Collaboration
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:590

Received: 22 June 2016

Accepted: 12 October 2016

Published: 21 October 2016

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12 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
21 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12879-016-1926-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
School of Public Health & Social Policy, University of Victoria
Centre for Addiction Research British Columbia, University of Victoria
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Maple Leaf Medical Clinic
Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
The Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University Health Centre
Clinique Medicale l’Actuel
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University