How soon after infection with HIV does the risk of tuberculosis start to increase? A retrospective cohort study in South African gold miners.

@article{Sonnenberg2005HowSA,
  title={How soon after infection with HIV does the risk of tuberculosis start to increase? A retrospective cohort study in South African gold miners.},
  author={Pam Sonnenberg and Judith R. Glynn and Katherine R Fielding and Jill A Murray and Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Stuart Shearer},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={191 2},
  pages={150-8}
}
BACKGROUND Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB), but no study has assessed how this risk changes with time since HIV seroconversion. METHODS The incidence of pulmonary TB was estimated in miners with and those without HIV infection in a retrospective cohort study. HIV test results were linked to routinely collected TB, demographic, and occupational data. The rate ratio (RR) for the association between HIV status and TB was estimated by time… CONTINUE READING
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