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Title: The prevalence and impact of tuberculosis in HIV infected patients in Bushenyi district: A case study of HIV clinic at Kampala International University, Teaching Hospital
Authors: Aryamumpa, Kenneth
Keywords: Tuberculosis
Bushenyi district
HIV clinic
Kampala International University, Teaching Hospital
Antiretroviral treatment
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: The aim of the study was to establish the prevalence and impact of Tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients in Bushenyi district; using a case study of HIV clinic at Kampala International University, Teaching Hospital. The specific objectives of the study were to establish the prevalence of Tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients in Bushenyi district; to assess the impact of Tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients in Bushenyi district and to find out the ways of preventing and treating Tuberculosis among HIV- infected patients in Bushenyi district. The researcher adopted a cross-sectional research design for the study; a sample of 252 respondents was studied; both primary and secondary data was used; simple random sampling methods was used to select respondents; the researcher used questionnaires and interview guides to collect the data; the data was analyzed using Excel and SPSS to generate cross tabulation tables, frequency and descriptive tables that were used to present data. The study found out that the prevalence TB among HIV- infected clients at KIU-TH was at 7.14%; the findings suggested that TB is still a common problem among patients receiving ART and TB was identified to be one of the leading causes of death among the HIV patients. The hospital also had IPT (anti-TB drug) which helped the clients on the control of TB. Kampala International University Teaching Hospital (KIU-TH) had a Gin expert machine for testing TB suspects as one way of identifying the TB patients and isolating them from the TB free clients. Basing on the study findings, the researcher recommended that health workers should put more effort in health education of the clients to bring down the prevalence of TB with its associated risks. The researcher also recommended that more counseling sessions on taking anti-TB should be extended to all HIV infected patients should be conducted often as one of the ways to give them more knowledge on the TB and its control to reduce the mortality rate of HIV-infected clients who die due to tuberculosis
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery of Kampala International University
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