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Changes in mortality rates and causes of death in a population-based cohort of persons living with and without HIV from 1996 to 2012

  • Oghenowede Eyawo1, 2View ORCID ID profile,
  • Conrado Franco-Villalobos1,
  • Mark W. Hull1,
  • Adriana Nohpal3,
  • Hasina Samji4,
  • Paul Sereda1,
  • Viviane D. Lima1,
  • Jeannie Shoveller1, 5,
  • David Moore1,
  • Julio S. G. Montaner1, 6,
  • Robert S. Hogg1, 2Email author and
  • for the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:174

Received: 30 August 2016

Accepted: 8 February 2017

Published: 27 February 2017

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Original Submission
30 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Roberta Bruhn
19 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jason Ong
19 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Oghenowede Eyawo
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
27 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2254-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
DataClever Consulting Inc., Vancouver, Canada
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada