HIV/TB co-infections rising

Silversides, Ann
September 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/26/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 7, p725
Academic Journal
The article discusses the prevalence of tuberculosis among HIV patients. It reveals that tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people infected with HIV. It addresses the incidence of tuberculosis in Africa, according to Doctor Paul Nunn of the World Health Organization. Moreover, Doctor Kevin De Cock stresses that tuberculosis is a direct threat to the scale-up of access to HIV treatment.


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