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Free Content Acceptability of treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in newly HIV-infected young women in Uganda [Notes from the field]

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We studied the acceptability of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) in newly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected Ugandan women. Women were followed in an out-patient clinic where they received HIV care including IPT. Of 52 women who were purified protein derivative-positive, 48 were eligible for IPT and 39 (81%) completed therapy. This completion rate was higher than reported in similar observational studies.

Keywords: AIDS; HIV; acceptability; isoniazid; tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 2: Behavioral and Biomedical Research Division, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA 3: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda 4: Case Western Reserve University Research Collaboration, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda 5: Joint Clinical Research Centre, Kampala, Uganda 6: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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