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Gender Differential and Social Determinants on Treatments of Tuberculosis/HIV Co-Infected Patients

Sunday Abatan, Federal University Oye
Opeyemi Ogungbola, Federal University of technology, Akure
Lorretta Favour C. Ntoimo, Federal University Oye-Ekiti
Mustapha Giro Usman, Federal University Benin-Kebbi
Adesoji Ogunsakin, Federal University Oye Ekiti

Progress in tuberculosis control in developing countries will require not only increasing investment in tuberculosis control programs but also action on the social determinants of tuberculosis.This study will examine social determinants in the treatment outcome of tuberculosis/HIV co-infected patients. The study collected data from the Direct Observed Treatment Short (DOTS) Clinic of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR). All the patients enrolled between 2011-2016 were study population for the study but the patients which were co-infected with TB and HIV was used as the focus of this study. The eligible patients were 190 male and 280 female patients. It was found that there was no gender difference in the treatment/control rates in the study but there were notable gender differential in the social factors that influences the TB/HIV co-infected patients outcome. Thus it is very crucial to give special attention to gender equity and consideration to that vulnerable groups.

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  Presented in Session 101. Behavioural Responses to HIV/AIDS and STIs I