Tuberculosis rates among HIV-Infected persons in New York City, 2001-2005

Lisa Trieu, Jiehui Li, David B. Hanna, Tiffany G. Harris

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Abstract

We calculated population-based tuberculosis (TB) rates among HIVinfected persons in New York City from 2001 through 2005 using data from the city's TB and HIV/AIDS surveillance registries, and we examined those rates using linear trend tests and incidence rate ratios (IRRs). HIV-infected individuals had 16 times the TB rate of a "non-HIV" population (HIV status negative or unknown; IRR= 16.0; 95% confidence interval=14.9, 17.2). TB rates declined significantly among the US-born HIV-infected population (Ptrend<. 001) but not among the foreign-born HIV-infected population (P trend=,355). Such disparities must be addressed if further declines are to be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1034
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume100
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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