Table 2

Prevalence of a positive diagnostic test for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) stratified by HIV status (n = 596)

Diagnostic Test for LTBI

HIV positive

n = 298

HIV negative

n = 298

p-value


TST

128 (43%)

203 (69%)

0.0003

QFT

109 (37%)

171 (58%)

0.006

TSPOT

109 (37%)

156 (53%)

0.005


TST: Tuberculin Skin Test

QFT: QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube Test

TSPOT: TSPOT.TB Test

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Talati et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:264   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-264

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