Coinfection of tuberculosis and HIV poses global threat

Moszynski, Peter
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1330
Academic Journal
The article reports on an announcement which was made by health experts at a June 2008 global leaders' forum on HIV and tuberculosis which was held by the United Nations. In the announcement the health experts indicated that without a global increase in preventive measures the interaction between the twin pandemics of HIV and tuberculosis could become a threat to global health security in the near future, particularly with the emergence of nearly untreatable strains of tuberculosis. A discussion of the prevalence of both diseases across the globe is presented.


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