Screening of human immunodeficiency virus infection in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Taiwan

Chen Yuan Chiang, Ing Her Wu, Ming Chih Yu, Chun Nin Lee, Kuan Jen Bai, Jen Suo, Tao Ping Lin

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Abstract

To disclose the impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection on the tuberculosis epidemic in Taiwan, we prospectively screened for HIV infection in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis. A total of 378 patients who were admitted to the Taiwan Provincial Chronic Disease Control Bureau from January through December 1996 were enrolled. HIV serologic testing was performed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). A positive ELISA test was confirmed by Western blot analysis. One patient was infected with HIV. We conclude that the impact of HIV infection on the epidemic of tuberculosis in Taiwan is not significant at present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Volume97
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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