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geoepidemiology of tuberculosis

Antonio Luiz Rodrigues-JĂșnior, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Euclides Ayres de Castilho
INTRODUCTION: AIDS epidemic has given visibility to the incidence of tuberculosis, for being the most frequent opportunistic infection. It is known that individuals who are socially vulnerable are more susceptible to HIV transmission and tuberculosis as well. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to conduct a geoepidemiological study on HIV/AIDS, AIDS-Tuberculosis co-infection and social vulnerability. METHOD: This is an ecological study using incidence rates and the human development index to produce thematic maps and a descriptive analysis of epidemiology...
2014: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
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