Background: HIV promotes progression of TB latent infection to active disease and the relapse of TB in previously treated patients. TB is the leading cause of death in HIV infected patients. Each disease speeds up the progress of the other. This study aims to determine the seroprevalence of the HIV infections, the presence of Mycobacteria species and their drug profile and susceptibility patterns. Study design: A study population of 805 new subjects presenting with symptoms of bronchopulmonary disorders were studied between January 2011 to June 2012 in health facilities in rural communities in Eastern Nigeria.
Citation: Anochie PI, Onyeneke EC, Onyeneke CN, Ogu AC, Onyeozirila AC (2013) Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Co-Infection in Rural Eastern Nigeria. J Med Diagn Meth 2:118. doi: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000118