Coinfection of tuberculosis and HIV poses global threat

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1330
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The interaction between the twin pandemics of HIV and tuberculosis could soon become a “threat to global health security,” particularly with the emergence of almost untreatable strains of tuberculosis, said experts at this week’s HIV and tuberculosis global leaders’ forum at the United Nations.

“Today, tuberculosis is one of the top 10 leading causes of death globally, causing more than 4000 deaths every day,” the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, told the meeting. “This is shocking: no one should die of tuberculosis, a preventable and curable disease, in this prosperous and …

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