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What has TB got to do in an AIDS Conference?

Jul 18, 2014 9:52:24 PM - asiantribune.com
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

Well almost everything. Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most common AIDS-defining illness and the leading cause of death in people living with HIV (PLHIV) with 1 in 5 HIV-associated deaths in 2012 attributed to TB. At least one third of the 35.3 million living PLHIV worldwide are infected with latent TB. An estimated 1.1 million (13%) of the 8.6 million people who developed TB in 2012 were HIV-positive too.

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