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Tuberculosis prevention for people with HIV

Children and adults living with HIV can be protected from one of their deadliest threats – tuberculosis (TB) – with a regular, low-cost preventive medication according to new guidelines launched today by the WHO. Of the nearly two million AIDS-related deaths each year, a quarter of them are associated with TB.

Because of their weakened immune system, people living with HIV are less able to fight TB infection and are more likely to develop active TB which can be deadly and can spread to others. In some communities, up to 80% of people with TB test positive for HIV. Taking medicine containing the anti-TB drug isoniazid is Continue reading