Misinformation and fear also cause some families to reject children who are HIV-positive or who are perceived to be.
The efficacy of INH in preventing TB in HIV-positive people has been proven.
Patients were considered to be HIV-positive only if both tests gave a positive result.
These conditions occur with greater frequency and severity in HIV-positive patients.
In HIV-positive individuals, the interpretation of serologies is often complicated.
Nearly one third of people who tested HIV-positive at the city clinic used the drug in the previous six months.
The centre is a clinic specifically for HIV-positive people and manned by four volunteer doctors during weekends.
At current prices, one year of triple drug therapy for an HIV-positive person costs $15,000.
The recommendations should be read by all physicians who provide care to HIV-positive patients.
Studies are needed to evaluate the potential benefit of this vaccine in Indian HIV-positive patients.