Symptom screen for identification of highly infectious tuberculosis in people living with HIV in Southeast Asia

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV and frequently transmitted among this susceptible group. Transmission can be reduced by infection control practices. Simple evidence-based methods to identify patients who should be isolated are not well described in the literature. We sought to identify a simple, sensitive symptom or symptom combination that healthcare providers in resource-limited settings can use to identify and isolate persons living with HIV with highly infectious TB.

Epidemiological impact of mass tuberculosis screening: a 2-year follow-up after a national prevalence survey

OBJECTIVE: To assess the epidemiological impact of mass tuberculosis (TB) screening in the community and the prognosis of bacteriologically negative individuals with abnormal findings on chest radiography (CXR). METHODS: A follow-up study consisting of two parts a register match of notified TB cases with 22 160 participants in a national TB prevalence survey, and a repeat medical examination for the subjects of a prevalence survey with abnormal findings on CXR was conducted 2 years after the prevalence survey in Cambodia.

Influencing factors for seeking HIV voluntary counseling and testing among tuberculosis patients in Cambodia



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