Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007
THEME ISSUE Global Poverty and Human Development
HIV and Tuberculosis in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1997–2002
Tran Ngoc Buu*†, Rein M.G.J. Houben‡§1, Hoang Thi Quy*, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan*, Martien W. Borgdorff†‡, and Frank G.J. Cobelens†‡
Author affiliations: *Pham Ngoc Thach TB and Lung Disease Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; †Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ‡KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands; §University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen, the Netherlands;
Figure. Trends in notification rates of new smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) cases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, observed and after correction for proportion of cases attributable to HIV infection. Total population (A), sex (B), and age specific (C). Correction of notification rates based on population attributable fraction to HIV infection assuming a risk ratio (RR) of 5 for risk for TB among HIV-infected compared with non–HIV-infected populations. *Error bars indicate corrected rates based on assumption that RR = 2 (top) or RR = 10 (bottom). †Exponential annual change (expressed as percentage) of TB notification rates.
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