Optimum time to start antiretroviral therapy in patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis: before or after tuberculosis diagnosis?

WHO policy states that tuberculosis (TB) should be diagnosed and treated before starting antiretroviral treatment (ART). However, during the pre-ART screening period, diagnosing or excluding TB can be a lengthy process and may cause undesirable delays in ART initiation. In this observational study from South Africa, we report that initiation of ART before… CONTINUE READING