Drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV in Ukraine: a threatening convergence of two epidemics?

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OBJECTIVE To investigate anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance rates in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, and to explore the association between the epidemics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). METHODS All consecutive newly diagnosed and previously treated patients with sputum smear-positive TB presenting to all TB units in… (More)

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