Effect of free treatment and surveillance on HIV-infected persons who have tuberculosis, Taiwan, 1993-2006

Shu Hui Tseng, Donald Dah Shyong Jiang, Hao Seong Hoi, Hsiu Yun Lo, Kao Pin Hwang*

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Abstract

In 1997, Taiwan made highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) available without cost to HIV-infected persons; in 2001, a national web-based surveillance system was implemented. Healthcare workers use the system to monitor patients' conditions and can intervene when necessary. Free HAART, coupled with the surveillance system, appears to have increased survival rates of HIV-infected persons with tuberculosis in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-334
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 02 2009
Externally publishedYes

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