Concerns over the lack of knowledge about TB and HIV co-infection

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Naidoo, L.Simbayi
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, INFECTION CONTROL, KNOWLEDGE LEVEL, RISK BEHAVIOUR, TUBERCULOSIS
DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST), Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8261

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Abstract

South Africa ranks third highest in the world in generating new cases of the highly contagious disease, Tuberculosis and is one of the 22 high TB-burden countries that constitute about 80% of global TB cases. A lack of knowledge of the disease could be a factor contributing to SA's high TB prevalence rate.