Funding for this research was provided by:
Health and Family Planning Commission of Hubei Province (WJ2016JT-002)
Received: 21 August 2019
Accepted: 24 April 2020
First Online: 14 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Data from Department of Hubei Environmental Protection, Population-based Information Sharing Platform and Statistical Yearbook are publicly available. Data of PTB and HIV were secondary without any personal information, which properly anonymized and informed consent was obtained by the Hubei CDC at the time of original data collection. We confirm that no member of our research team named in the author list of the paper had access to identifying patient information when analyzing the data. Our exemption from approval has been granted by Ethics Committee of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.