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Important Facts for Tuberculosis Cases with HIV Status Known

Definition

Percent of tuberculosis cases alive at diagnosis for which HIV status is known

Numerator

Number of tuberculosis cases alive at diagnosis for which HIV status is known

Denominator

Total number of tuberculosis cases alive at diagnosis

Why Is This Important?

People living with HIV are more likely than others to become sick with TB. Worldwide, TB is one of the leading causes of death among people living with HIV.[https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/tbhivcoinfection.htm ^1^]

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective TB-4''': Increase the proportion of tuberculosis cases alive at diagnosis for which HIV status is known to 90%.

How Are We Doing?

The proportion of TB cases with known HIV status has been around 80-85% for several years. The HNJ2020 target of 90% was achieved in 2019 but the rate dropped below the target in 2020.

What Is Being Done?

The [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/tb/ Tuberculosis Control Program] supports TB ambulatory care activities (clinical evaluation, treatment, prevention and epidemiology) at the county, municipal, and institutional level through the provision of health service grant funds, staff, medication, consultation, and education. The program also collaborates closely with the [http://globaltb.njms.rutgers.edu/ New Jersey Medical School's Global TB Institute] at Rutgers University to provide training.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Tuberculosis Control Program: [http://www.state.nj.us/health/hivstdtb/tb/]
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