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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1982-0194
HINO, Paula; TAKAHASHI, Renata Ferreira; BERTOLOZZI, Maria Rita and EGRY, Emiko Yoshikawa. Coinfection of Tuberculosis / Human Immunodeficiency Virus in an administrative district in the city of São Paulo. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.5, pp.755-761. ISSN 1982-0194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000500017.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the sociodemographic and epidemiological profile of people coinfected with Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) , who were residents in the administrative district of Capão Redondo in the city of São Paulo, during the period between 2000 to 2009. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. RESULTS: From a total of 1,612 TB cases, 162 cases were positive for HIV. There was a predominance in the age group of 30 to 39 years (39.5%), male gender (61.1%) and the pulmonary form (68.5%). Only 47.5% of cases progressed to obtain the cure, 13% abandoned treatment and 32.2% died. RESULTS: The results emphasize the need for knowledge of the situation of TB / HIV co-infection in order to offer adequate assistance to these clients, considering that neither of these diseases can be discussed in isolation. CONCLUSION: We conclude that cases of TB / HIV association contribute to non-adherence to treatment and increased mortality.
Keywords : Tuberculosis; HIV; Epidemiology descriptive.