Tuberculosis co-morbidity and perceptions about health care among HIV-infected plasma donors in rural china

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Limited community-based data exist about pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) comorbidity among HIV-infected individuals in China and no data exists about the TB burden in key high risk groups. We recruited 195 known HIV-infected plasma donors in one central China county and identified 9 (4.6%) active TB cases based on clinical assessment, including chest radiography. The low percentage of TB may be explained by improved immunity due to antiretroviral therapy.
  • Pubmed Id

  • 15387576
  • Author List

  • Qian HZ; Li Q; Yao H; Ruan Y; Kristensen S; Schumacher JE; Pan SW; Shao Y; Kimerling ME
  • Start Page

  • 108
  • End Page

  • 112
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 1