HIV testing in people with presumptive tuberculosis: time for implementation.
Despite progress in the global response to the dual epidemic of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, an estimated 1·8 million people died from AIDS-related diseases in 2010, 1 including 350 000 deaths from HIV-associated tuberculosis. 2 In view of the fact that HIV/AIDS is treatable, albeit with lifelong therapy, and drug-sensitive tuberculosis is curable, such high mortality rates are unacceptable. WHO and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have both embraced a bold vision of “zero new HIV infection…..
Kumar, AMV.; Gupta, D.; Gupta, RS.; Satyanarayana, S.; Wilson, N.; Zachariah, R.; Lawn, SD.; Harries, AD. HIV testing in people with presumptive tuberculosis: time for implementation. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (2012) 1 (1) 7-9. [DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(12)70050-4]