No one with HIV should die from tuberculosis


Tuberculosis is the leading cause of mortality among individuals infected with HIV, killing more than 1000 people every day. Even if they receive treatment for tuberculosis, people with HIV are more likely to die from tuberculosis than people without HIV, especially if they are not receiving antiretroviral therapy or if they have multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. They do not die because we cannot treat HIV or cure tuberculosis. They die because of substantial gaps in the delivery of care and innovation, despite decades of knowledge about the synergy between tuberculosis and HIV, about how to stop the spread of tuberculosis, and how to optimise HIV treatment.

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