Correlates for disease progression and prognosis during concurrent HIV/TB infection.

  title={Correlates for disease progression and prognosis during concurrent HIV/TB infection.},
  author={Joel Fleury Djoba Siawaya and Morten Ruhwald and Jesper Eugen-Olsen and Gerhard Walzl},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={11 4},
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are both life-threatening pathogens in their own right, but their synergic effects on the immune system during co-infection markedly enhance their effect on the host. This review focuses on the bidirectional interaction between HIV and Mtb and discusses the relevance of sputum smear examination, CD4+ counts, viral load at baseline and after initiation of anti-retroviral therapy, as well as additional existing and new… CONTINUE READING
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