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The burden and treatment of HIV in tuberculosis patients in Papua Province, Indonesia: a prospective observational study

Pontororing, Gysje J; Kenangalem, Enny; Lolong, Dina B; Waramori, Govert; Tjitra, Emiliana; Price, Ric N; Kelly, Paul M; Anstey, Nicholas; Ralph, Anna P


BACKGROUND New diagnoses of tuberculosis (TB) present important opportunities to detect and treat HIV. Rates of HIV and TB in Indonesia's easternmost Papua Province exceed national figures, but data on co-infection rates and outcomes are lacking. We aimed to measure TB-HIV co-infection rates, examine longitudinal trends, compare management with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, and document progress and outcome. METHODS Adults with newly-diagnosed smear-positive pulmonary TB...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-12-24
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-362


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