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Latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in HIV: insights from evaluation of UK practice

White, HA; Miller, RF; Pozniak, AL; Lipman, MC; Stephenson, I; Wiselka, MJ; Pareek, M; (2017) Latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in HIV: insights from evaluation of UK practice. Thorax , 72 (2) pp. 180-182. 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209063. Green open access

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Abstract

Latent TB infection (LTBI) screening and treatment in HIV-positive individuals in the UK is advocated by the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), although each recommends differing strategies. We undertook an evaluation of UK practice, relating the responses to the local HIV/TB disease burden. 162 of 188 (86%) UK geographical areas responded; only 93/162 (57.4%) offer LTBI testing with considerable heterogeneity in practice, and no difference in HIV/TB burden between areas offering testing and those who do not. Only 33/93 (35.5%) and 6/93 (6.5%) reported full compliance with BHIVA and NICE guidance respectively. A uniform national guideline is required.

Type: Article
Title: Latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in HIV: insights from evaluation of UK practice
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209063
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209063
Language: English
Additional information: This article has been accepted for publication in Thorax following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version, White, HA; Miller, RF; Pozniak, AL; Lipman, MC; Stephenson, I; Wiselka, MJ; Pareek, M; (2016) Latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in HIV: insights from evaluation of UK practice, Thorax, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209063.
Keywords: Tuberculosis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Respiratory Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1522526
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