HIV-related tuberculosis in England and Wales

Tuber Lung Dis. 1992 Aug;73(4):200-2. doi: 10.1016/0962-8479(92)90086-Y.

Abstract

Numbers of tuberculosis notifications in England and Wales increased by 8% from 1987 to 1989. An analysis of notifications by age and sex has been undertaken to determine whether this increase has been due to an increase in young male adults, as has occurred in the USA, implying that HIV is largely responsible for the increase in notifications. Though notifications increased by 9.5% in younger males between 1987 and 1989 they also increased by over 10% amongst most age groups of females, and elderly males. These findings would suggest that there are a number of factors causing a rise in tuberculosis notifications, and that HIV is not yet directly implicated in England and Wales.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • England / epidemiology
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • Tuberculosis / complications
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology*
  • Wales / epidemiology