Authors conducted a ross-sectional, operational research study of HIV-related interventions among TB cases and the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of TB-HIV coinfected patients.They also used a retrospective cohort design to determine the association between antiretroviral therapy (ART) and favorable TB treatment outcomes. The source of data was a linkage of 2011 administrative health databases used by the National TB and HIV/AIDS Programs.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Torrens A, Bartholomay P, Silva S, Khogali M, Verdonck K, Bissell K. HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy,
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HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy, and treatment outcomes in new cases of tuberculosis in Brazil, 2011