Patients with HIV are living longer and have more comorbidities. A new index could help clinicians determine who might benefit from screening and measure net benefit for a wide range of interventions for an individual patient.
The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index is a clinical index that accounts for organ-system injury from multimorbidity and treatment toxicity, and is designed to guide care decisions.
Amy Justice, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and public health at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, presented the metric and described how it was developed and how it works at the 13th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies.
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Source: Medscape; 13th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiencies (ICMAOI): Abstract P7