HIV/TB Co-Infection

HIV/TB Co-Infection

February 1, 2020 2 By Jose Scott


Tuberculosis is the leading
cause of death in people with HIV infection because
number one it’s the most common HIV associated opportunistic
disease, and secondly, if untreated it damages
the lungs, renders people susceptible to
other more disseminated forms of disease, and in the absence
of treatment they don’t do well, and also very importantly,
transmit the disease to others in close proximity to them. So it’s really essential
that we find people, offer them the treatment,
get them cured and interrupt that chain of transmission
at the same time that you’re making them better.