HIV infection and silicosis: the impact of two potent risk factors on the incidence of mycobacterial disease in South African miners.

@article{Corbett2000HIVIA,
  title={HIV infection and silicosis: the impact of two potent risk factors on the incidence of mycobacterial disease in South African miners.},
  author={Elizabeth Lucy Corbett and Gavin John Churchyard and Tim C Clayton and Brian G. Williams and David Mulder and Richard J Hayes and Kevin M. De Cock},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 17},
  pages={2759-68}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the combined effects of HIV infection and silicosis on mycobacterial disease. DESIGN AND SETTING A retrospective cohort of 1374 HIV-positive and 2648 HIV-negative miners who attended a South African gold mining hospital and primary health clinics. PARTICIPANTS Miners who had been tested for HIV, with consent, at primary health clinics during 1991-1996, predominantly because of a symptomatic sexually transmitted disease. RESULTS Tuberculosis (TB) incidence was 4.9… CONTINUE READING
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