Tuberculosis active case-finding in a mother-tochild HIV transmission prevention programme in Soweto, South Africa

Jean Nachega, Jennifer Coetzee, Tania Adendorff, Regina Msandiwa, Glenda E. Gray, James A. McIntyre, Richard E Chaisson

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HIV markedly increases the risk of tuberculosis. We implemented active tuberculosis case-finding in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in South Africa. Of 438 tuberculin-tested HIV-infected patients, 49% had a reaction ≥ 5 mm induration, 120 underwent further evaluation for active disease. The prevalence of active tuberculosis was 11%, a high rate of tuberculosis in this population, and underscores the need for tuberculosis active case-finding to prevent mortality and transmission, and preventive therapy for latent tuberculosis infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1398-1400
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2003

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Tuberculosis active case-finding in a mother-tochild HIV transmission prevention programme in Soweto, South Africa. / Nachega, Jean; Coetzee, Jennifer; Adendorff, Tania; Msandiwa, Regina; Gray, Glenda E.; McIntyre, James A.; Chaisson, Richard E.

In: AIDS, Vol. 17, No. 9, 13.06.2003, p. 1398-1400.

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Nachega, Jean ; Coetzee, Jennifer ; Adendorff, Tania ; Msandiwa, Regina ; Gray, Glenda E. ; McIntyre, James A. ; Chaisson, Richard E. / Tuberculosis active case-finding in a mother-tochild HIV transmission prevention programme in Soweto, South Africa. In: AIDS. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 9. pp. 1398-1400.
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