Post-traumatic stress prominent in TB and HIV patients

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, STRESS, TUBERCULOSIS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7749

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Abstract

High rates of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infection are often linked to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which contribute further to poor health. Karl Peltzer et al conducted a study to establish the extent of PTSD symptoms associated with TB, TB/HIV co-infection and the retreatment of TB patients whose first treatment was unsuccessful.