Retrospective Study on Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Co-infection among Patients Attending University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada and Gwarimpa General Hospital

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B. Balarabe-Musa
H. R. Muhammad
H. Momo
L. Louis

Abstract

The study was carried out to determine rate of co-infection between tuberculosis infection and HIV infection in the study population. Record books on tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) tests for 15years from year 2002 to 2017 were obtained; data includes the sex and age of the patients at two General Hospitals in Abuja Nigeria to investigate co-infection of the two lethal diseases. A total of 1,412 cases were obtained from University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) and 392 cases from Gwarimpa General Hospitals. At UATH 536 were positive for both TB and HIV showing a co-infection rate of 37.9%. Among them 275(42.64%) were males and 261(34.03%) were females. Majority 253(48.75) belong to the age group 0f 31-45 years. While at GGH 115 were positive for both TB and HIV, thus showing a co-infection rate of 29.34%, among them 52(32.10) were males and 63(27.40) were females, majority 55(37.93) also belong to the age group of 31-45 years. The high rate of co-infection between Tuberculosis and HIV infections recorded in this study calls for urgent actions to check the lethal combination, especially through the implementation of the WHO’s policy on collaborative TB/HIV activities to reduce the burden of TB among HIV infected individuals.

Keywords:
HIV, TB, Co-infection, retrospective and Abuja.

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Balarabe-Musa, B., Muhammad, H. R., Momo, H., & Louis, L. (2019). Retrospective Study on Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Co-infection among Patients Attending University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada and Gwarimpa General Hospital. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 38(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijtdh/2019/v38i130176
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