Reducing tuberculosis incidence by tuberculin skin testing, preventive treatment, and antiretroviral therapy in an area of low tuberculosis transmission.

@article{Elzi2007ReducingTI,
  title={Reducing tuberculosis incidence by tuberculin skin testing, preventive treatment, and antiretroviral therapy in an area of low tuberculosis transmission.},
  author={Luigia Elzi and Matthias Schlegel and Rainer K. Weber and Bernard Hirschel and Matthias Cavassini and Patrick Schmid and Enos Bernasconi and Martin Rickenbach and Hansjakob Furrer},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={94-102}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculin skin testing (TST) and preventive treatment of tuberculosis (TB) are recommended for all persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We aimed to assess the effect of TST and preventive treatment of TB on the incidence of TB in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy in an area with low rates of TB transmission. METHODS We calculated the incidence of TB among participants who entered the Swiss HIV Cohort Study after 1995, and we studied the… CONTINUE READING

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