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Tuberculosis and HIV: a global menace exacerbated via sex trafficking.

TitleTuberculosis and HIV: a global menace exacerbated via sex trafficking.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDharmadhikari, Ashwin S., Jhumka Gupta, Michele R. Decker, Anita Raj, and Jay G. Silverman
JournalInternational journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date Published2009 Sep
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Child, Female, HIV Infections, HIV-1, Humans, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Nepal, Prevalence, Sex Offenses, Sputum, Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary, Women's Health, Young Adult
AbstractGlobal tuberculosis (TB) elimination requires recognition and management of TB/HIV co-infected individuals, including those in marginalized and/or understudied populations. We sought to examine the prevalence of TB among repatriated sex trafficked Nepalese girls and women in whom a high HIV prevalence was previously reported.
Alternate JournalInt. J. Infect. Dis.

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