P16-20. TB co-infection is associated with increased cytotoxic phenotype marker expression on CD8+ T lymphocytes, but reduced HIV-specific degranulation

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Background South Africa is burdened with a severe HIV epidemic, in which 28% of the adult population is infected. This is compounded by the occurrence of an equally severe TB epidemic. HIV-TB co-infection in South Africa has been estimated to account for 18% of all cases wordwide. The impact of TB co-infection on the immunopathogenesis of HIV in this high… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1742-4690-6-S3-P249

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