Nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy started early in the course of tuberculosis treatment in adult Malawians.

@article{Oosterhout2007NevirapinebasedAT,
  title={Nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy started early in the course of tuberculosis treatment in adult Malawians.},
  author={Joep J G van Oosterhout and Johnstone J. Kumwenda and Michael B J Beadsworth and Gabriel Mateyu and Temba Longwe and David M Burger and Eduard Evert Zijlstra},
  journal={Antiviral therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={515-21}
}
BACKGROUND The tuberculosis (TB) mortality rate of registered TB patients in Malawi is 23%, and 59% of the deaths occur in the first 2 months of treatment. HIV-related complications appear to be an important cause. Starting antiretroviral therapy early during tuberculosis treatment may improve outcome but problems often arise with drug interactions, adherence, toxicity and immune reconstitution disease (IRD). METHODS We prospectively followed 27 HIV-infected adult Malawians after starting… CONTINUE READING
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