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 was36.5±9 years, poor knowledge (OR 9: CI 4.8-17) associated with treatment default and statistically significant (p
TB/HIV co-infected, DOTS, Defaulters, Tuberculosis