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Free Content Care of HIV complications in patients receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment in hospitals in Malawi [Notes from the Field]

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A cross-sectional study was carried out in all 43 hospitals in Malawi that register and treat tuberculosis (TB) patients to determine whether there is care and treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) complications in TB patients. Of 1416 adults with TB, 861 (61%) had HIV complications, 627 (44%) patients had received no ward round, and of 1142 patients who had been on anti-tuberculosis treatment for more than 7 days, 294 (26%) had not had a clinical review. Of patients with HIV complications, only 139 (16%) were receiving treatment. There is a lack of regular care and treatment for HIV complications in TB patients in Malawi.
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Keywords: HIV complications; care; treatment; tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi 2: National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Publication date: 2001-10-01

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