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Anales de la Facultad de Medicina

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ZARATE, Eduardo; LOBON, Irma; SAAVEDRA, Carlos  and  CASTANEDA, María. Tuberculosis new scenery: prison establishments. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2005, vol.66, n.2, pp.148-158. ISSN 1025-5583.

This is a review on the incidence of tuberculosis (TBC) y human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in imprisoned persons. These incidences are higher in the main Peruvian penitentiary establishments than in the general population. We review the contributing conditions and a differentiated strategy for those populations at risk is proposed: a capacitating intervention of health professionals, health promoters formation, and intense use of health information, education and communication.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; HIV; Peru, tuberculosis; rehabilitation center.

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