An evaluation of factors associated with taking and responding positive to the tuberculin skin test in individuals with HIV/AIDS

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p687
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors related to factors influencing tuberculin skin test (TST) in people living with HIV infection in Brazil. It states that univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were carried out to determine relationship between independent variables for taking TST. It mentions that people who were most likely to not to take the test were men and those with less education.


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