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TB/HIV Co-infection in Iran: Current Situation and the Modeling Study for Future Policy

  title={TB/HIV Co-infection in Iran: Current Situation and the Modeling Study for Future Policy},
  author={S. Rezaeian and Somayeh Khazaei and S. Khazaei},
  journal={Iranian Journal of Public Health},
  pages={1521 - 1522}
  • S. Rezaeian, Somayeh Khazaei, S. Khazaei
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Iranian Journal of Public Health
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is the commonest opportunistic disease among HIV patients with an estimated of 1.2 million HIV positive new TB cases in the world, in 2014 (1, 2). TB is the leading cause of death among HIV/AIDS patients (2) and it also enhances the progression of HIV to AIDS, increases the infectivity and reduces the efficacy of HIV treatment (3). Up to 10% of HIV/TB patients develop active TB (4). Co-infection with HIV can enhance the risk of latent TB reactivation by 20-fold (5). According… CONTINUE READING

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