Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals
Open Access

ISSN: 1948-5964

Marina Nosik

Department of Virology, II Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera, Moscow, Russia

  • Research Article   
    HIV-Associated Tuberculosis in Russia: Results of the Retrospective Cohort Study over the Period of Two Years
    Author(s): Marina Nosik*, Rymanova I, Sevostyanihin S, Ryzhov K and Sobkin A

    Objective: The goal of the work was to study the socio-demographic and clinical profile of the patients with TB/ HIV co-infection, as well as the treatment effectiveness to understand what shortcomings in the work of TB and HIV services are needed to be corrected. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was performed among 377 patients with dual co-infection TB/HIV between January 2015 and December 2016. TB diagnoses were based on clinical symptoms, sputum microscopy, and radiological analyses. The patients were diagnosed as HIV seropositive by ELISA and by Western blot. Results: Out of 377 individuals with co-infection HIV/TB there were 56.8% of patients with newly diagnosed TB. About 30.8% of individuals with newly diagnosed TB did not know they were HIV-positive and attended the hospital for TB treatment. I.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/1948-5964.19.11.189

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