Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuberculosis and AIDS

Voice of America had a report yesterday on the problem of Tuberculosis for AIDS patients.

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death in people with HIV, resulting in an estimated13 percent of AIDS deaths worldwide. As VĂ©ronique LaCapra reports, doctors working with the World Health Organization stress the need to coordinate the response to these two catastrophic epidemics, and to integrate TB screening and treatment into HIV care.

The report is inspired by, and refers to, this paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Opportunities and Challenges for HIV Care in Overlapping HIV and TB Epidemics

Relevant material previously on the blog:
Tuberculosis and vampirism
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