Congregate facilities for homeless persons with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are often endemic for tuberculosis.
We evaluated tuberculosis screening methods at single-room-occupancy hotels housing persons with AIDS.
Residents were screened by cross matching the New York City Tuberculosis Registry, interviewing for tuberculosis history, skin testing, and chest radiography.
Cases were classified as either previously or newly diagnosed.
Among the 106 participants, 16 (15%) previously diagnosed tuberculosis cases were identified.
Participants'tuberculosis histories were identified by the questionnaire (100%) or by registry match (69%). Eight participants (50%) were noncompliant with therapy.
These findings prompted the establishment of a directly observed therapy program on site.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Association, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Dépistage, Sans domicile fixe, Homme, Hôtel, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Association, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Medical screening, Homeless, Human, Hotel, New York, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 96-0010127
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.