Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection: its impact on quality of life

  title={Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection: its impact on quality of life},
  author={Amare Deribew and Markos Tesfaye and Yohannes Hailmichael and Nebiyu Negussu and Shallo Daba and Ajeme Wogi and Tefera Belachew and Ludwig Apers and Robert Colebunders},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
BACKGROUND Very little is known about the quality of life of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infected patients. In this study in Ethiopia, we compared the quality of life HIV positive patients with and without TB. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted from February to April, 2009 in selected hospitals in Oromiya Regional state, Ethiopia. The study population consisted of 467 HIV patients and 124 TB/HIV co-infected patients. Data on quality of life was collected by trained nurses through… CONTINUE READING
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