Tuberculosis and HIV: time for an intensified response

@article{Ghebreyesus2010TuberculosisAH,
  title={Tuberculosis and HIV: time for an intensified response},
  author={Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Michel D. Kazatchkine and Michel Sidib{\'e} and Hiroki Nakatani},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={375},
  pages={1757-1758}
}
This article describes several urgent actions that are needed to promote rapid scale-up of effective and integrated services for tuberculosis and HIV and to tackle the factors that increase vulnerability and put people at risk of HIV-related tuberculosis. These include: bold national leadership health system restructuring to foster greater integration of tuberculosis and HIV services that provide routine tuberculosis screening treatment and prevention to people living with HIV; and to offer HIV… Expand
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