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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases And Immunology

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Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Health Services Administration | Immune System Diseases | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | International Public Health


Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to remain a major health problem in India in spite of achieving nationwide coverage with directly observed therapy since 2006. The estimated incidence of 2.2 million TB cases and a prevalence of 2.5 million in the year 2015 make India the country with the highest burden of TB in the world. In addition, it is estimated that a substantial part of the healthy population (up to 40%) has latent (inactive) TB. India had estimated 2.1 million people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the year 2015...HIV and TB coinfection creates a perfect storm in terms of poor outcomes secondary to the multiple challenges in the management of these two infections.


tuberculosis, HIV, India, coinfection

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J Postgrad Med. 2017 Oct-Dec;63(4):207-209. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_365_17. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of postgraduate medicine

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