Effect of Free Treatment and Surveillance on HIV-Infected Persons Who Have Tuberculosis, Taiwan, 1993–2006
Shu-Hui Tseng, Donald Dah-Shyong Jiang, Hao-Seong Hoi, Hsiu-Yun Lo, and Kao-Pin Hwang
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan (S.-H. Tseng, D.D.-S. Jiang, H.-S. Hoi, H.-Y. Lo); Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (S.-H. Tseng); Chang Gung Memorial Hospital—Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (K.-P. Hwang)
Figure. Kaplan-Meier analysis of survival of HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis in Taiwan during 3 different periods: before free highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was available (1993–1996, black line); B) after free HAART was available but before the national web-based reporting and management surveillance system was implemented (1998–2000, red line); and C) after free HAART and the surveillance system were available (2002–2006, blue line).
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