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HIV-Associated Tuberculosis

Kogieleum Naidoo; Kasavan Naidoo; Nesri Padayatchi; Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Title:
HIV-Associated Tuberculosis
Author(s):
Naidoo, Kogieleum
Naidoo, Kasavan
Padayatchi, Nesri
Abdool Karim, Quarraisha
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Epidemiology
Volume:
2011
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Abstract:
The intersecting HIV and Tuberculosis epidemics in countries with a high disease burden of both infections pose many challenges and opportunities. For patients infected with HIV in high TB burden countries, the diagnosis of TB, ARV drug choices in treating HIV-TB coinfected patients, when to initiate ARV treatment in relation to TB treatment, managing immune reconstitution, minimising risk of getting infected with TB and/or managing recurrent TB, minimizing airborne transmission, and infection control are key issues. In addition, given the disproportionate burden of HIV in women in these settings, sexual reproductive health issues and particular high mortality rates associated with TB during pregnancy are important. The scaleup and resource allocation to access antiretroviral treatment in these high HIV and TB settings provide a unique opportunity to strengthen both services and impact positively in meeting Millennium Development Goal 6.
Subject(s):
Virology
Epidemiology
Publisher DOI:
10.1155/2011/585919
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