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IJHSR. 2015; 5(2): 60-64

Awareness of TB among New TB/HIV Co-infected Cases Defaulted From DOTS in Nalgonda District- Telangana. A Case Control Study.

Siva Balaji Reddy Satti, K.Nagaraj.

Background: The therapeutic regimens as recommended by RNTCP have been shown to be highly effective for both preventing and treating tuberculosis but poor adherence to medication is a major barrier to its global control
Aim & Objective: To assess the awareness levels among TB/HIV co-infected cases defaulted from DOTS in Nalgonda district. Setting and design: case control study conducted in Nalgond.
Methods and material: All New TB/HIV co-infected and DOTS defaulted patients during January 2010 to December 2012were selected. Of the 154, 23 were died & 11 patients could not able to trace were excluded. So the total available cases were 120 for these age and sex matched controls (TB/HIV co-infected patients and completed dots regimen successfully) were selected.
Results: The mean age was36.59 years, poor knowledge (OR 9: CI 4.8-17) associated with treatment default and statistically significant (p

Key words: TB/HIV co-infected, DOTS, Defaulters, Tuberculosis

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