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  1. Fulltext. Universal HIV screening at a major metropolitan TB clinic : HIV prevalence and high-risk behaviors among TB patients.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study assessed the outcome of implementing a policy of universal screening of patients with tuberculosis (TB) for HIV infection at a major metropolitan public health TB clinic.

    Methods

    HIV serologic testing was completed on 768 (93%) of 825 eligible patients.

    Nine-eight HIV-positive cases (13%) were compared with 670 HIV-negative cases.

    The presence of adult HIV risk factors was determined by adult HIV risk factors was determined by structured interview and review of medical records.

    Results

    One or more HIV risk factors were present in 93% of HIV-positive cases and 42% of HIV-negative cases.

    Conclusions

    The metropolitan TB clinic is well suited for HIV screening, and HIV-antibody testing and counseling should be provided to all TB patients.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Association, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Dépistage, Politique sanitaire, Etude longitudinale, Comportement, Prise risque, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Appareil respiratoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Association, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Medical screening, Health policy, Follow up study, Behavior, Risk taking, Texas, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Respiratory disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0082213

    Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 31/05/1999.