Tuberculosis and HIV: a partnership against the most vulnerable.

  title={Tuberculosis and HIV: a partnership against the most vulnerable.},
  author={Pedro E. Cahn and H{\'e}ctor P{\'e}rez and Graciela Ben and Claudia Ochoa},
  journal={Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care},
  volume={2 3},
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Each year, there are eight million new Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB) infections and three million TB-related deaths. The catastrophic effects of TB are borne disproportionately among the most vulnerable. The HIV pandemic has further increased the burden so that the risk of TB reactivation from latency is 5 to 15 percent in HIV/TB coinfection. Tuberculosis reactivation fuels further primary infections, creating a… CONTINUE READING