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Goal of eradicating tuberculosis is under threat from rise in HIV infection in Africa and eastern Europe

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:570
  1. Janice Tanne
  1. New York

    A charity's goal to reduce by 2015 the incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis and mortality from the diseases is being threatened by increasing coinfection with HIV in eastern Europe and Africa, say the authors of a review article.

    Wing Wai Yew and Chi Chiu Leung of the tuberculosis and chest unit at Grantham Hospital in Hong Kong say in a review in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2006;173:491-8) that the Stop TB Partnership's global plan to eradicate tuberculosis faces major challenges.

    The authors report that studies on tuberculosis epidemiology in Africa may be relevant to other areas with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and increasing rates of HIV infection. …

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