Global evidence directing regional preventive strategies in Southeast Asia for fighting TB/HIV

Aung, Myo Nyein, Moolphate, Saiyud, Paudel, Damodar, Jayathunge P.H., Mangalasiri , Duangrithi, Duangjai, Wangdi, Kinley, Aung, Thin Nyein Nyein, Lorga, Thaworn, and Higuchi, Kazue (2013) Global evidence directing regional preventive strategies in Southeast Asia for fighting TB/HIV. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 7 (3). pp. 191-202.

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Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-epidemics form a huge burden of disease in the Southeast Asia region. Five out of eleven nations in this region are high TB/HIV burden countries: Myanmar, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Nepal. The trends of TB incidence in these countries have been rising in recent years, in contrast to a falling global trend. Experts in the field of TB control and health service providers have been perplexed by the association of TB and HIV infections which causes a mosaic clinical presentation, a unique course with poor treatment outcomes including death. We conducted a review of contemporary evidence relating to TB/HIV control with the aims of assisting integrated health system responses in Southeast Asia and demystifying current evidence to facilitate translating it into practice.

Item ID: 25701
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1972-2680
Keywords: TB/HIV; Southeast Asia; review; TB/HIV co-epidemics
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 05:36
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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