The prevalence of HIV among adults with pulmonary TB at a population level in Zambia
Citation: Chanda-Kapata, P., Kapata, N., Klinkenberg, E. et al. The prevalence of HIV among adults with pulmonary TB at a population level in Zambia. BMC Infect Dis 17, 236 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2345-5
Abstract: Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection is one of the main drivers of poor outcome for both diseases in Zambia. HIV infection has been found to predict TB infection/disease and TB has been reported as a major cause of death among individuals with HIV. Improving case detection of TB/HIV co-infection has the potential to lead to early treatment of both conditions and can impact positively on treatment outcomes. This study was conducted in order to determine the HIV prevalence among adults with tuberculosis in a national prevalence survey setting in Zambia, 2013–2014.
Author(s): BMC Infectious Diseases
Resource Type: Journal Articles
Filed under: Case detection, Co-infection, HIV, Journal Article, Research, TB and HIV, Treatment, Zambia