The Present and the Future of AIDS and Tuberculosis in Illinois

Cote, Timothy R.; Nelson, Merwyn R.; Anderson, Sharon P.; Martin, Russell J.
August 1990
American Journal of Public Health;Aug1990, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p950
Academic Journal
The relation between the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) was examined by matching the Illinois AIDS and TB registries. The match group was examined and compared with patients with only one disease by race, method of human immunodeficiency virus (WV) transmission, site of tuberculous disease, radiographic findings, and results of Mantoux tests. The time of TB diagnosis was centrally distributed around the time of AIDS diagnosis; from this, it was determined that 4.1 percent of AIDS patients develop active TB. Projections for future AIDS cases were made by fitting a polynomial model to historical data These projections were then used to predict the future impact of AIDS-related TB upon state TB rates. The rise in TB rates call for special efforts to minimize this impact.


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