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Author Topic: HIV AND TUBERCULOSIS  (Read 596 times)

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Offline skycee

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HIV AND TUBERCULOSIS
« on: December 11, 2012, 12:02:05 PM »
Dr Patrick Dakum, Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Human Virology, bewailed the high incidence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis associated with HIV/AIDS, saying the syndrome, caused by non-adherence to prescribed treatment schedules, costs $7,000 to treat at a much longer period of 17 months as against the regular TB which could be treated with between $10 and $30 over six months.

The above is an online xtract from an news article I found on the Web today....and sometimes when hiv is spoken about tuberculosis is also mention and reading this today I'm wondering if there is a correlation between hiv and tuberculosis....is it an OI?
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Offline newt

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Re: HIV AND TUBERCULOSIS
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 05:30:43 PM »
It's a  co-infection, and an important one especially in developing countries where HIV/TB is a leading cause of illness and death. - matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

 


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