Risk factors for default from tuberculosis treatment in HIV-infected individuals in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil: a prospective cohort study

January 2011
BMC Infectious Diseases;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p351
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted on the risk factors for default from tuberculosis treatment in HIV-infected patients, in Pernambuco, Brazil. It states that Brazil has guaranteed access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV patients, and they were classified in terms of alcohol consumption and smoking. It mentions that there is a need for more specific actions to reduce the default from tuberculosis (TB) treatment in males and younger adults with education.


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