Co-incidence of HIV infection and tuberculosis in the world

M. Kamakura

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Abstract

It is estimated that approximately 8.7 million people in the world have both HIV and TB infection. About 60 percent cases are estimated to have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, and 30% in Southeast Asia. Prevention of outbreaks of Multi-drug-resistant TB and nosocomial epidemic of active TB among HIV infected patients are clinically very important. The increase of TB cases and other advanced diseases with the epidemic of HIV infection has brought about the rise of medical expenses in many countries. Administration of preventive treatment of TB for HIV carriers are important as preventive measures in both developed and developing countries in the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-22
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Co-incidence
  • Epidemiology
  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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