Characteristics, treatment outcome and survival of TB/HIV co-infected patients in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor a prospective, multi-centre study
Investigators: Dr Ismawati Ismail
  Prof Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud
Agency: University of Malaya
Amount: RM 6,736
Grant: Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP)
Period: April 2010 to April 2011
Reference number: PS 230/2010A

Worldwide, more than 38 million people are currently infected with HIV/AIDS. In high HIV prevalence countries, HIV/AIDS is the main reason for failure to meet Tuberculosis (TB) control targets and TB is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among persons living with HIV/AIDS. This study will be able to highlight the characteristics of TB/HIV co-infected patients in Malaysia; their treatment outcomes and the predictors of survival thus providing beneficial information that can be used to improve the outcome. The study population comes from the Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh Hospital, Kajang Hospital and Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang. The evidence from this study can be used to guide the development of appropriate strategies in addressing the TB/HIV epidemic in Malaysia. The project is currently in the data collection phase.


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