Tuberculosis and HIV in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

  title={Tuberculosis and HIV in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.},
  author={Laura Aian Gillini and Akihiro Seita},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={8 6},
Tuberculosis (TB) is an important public health problem in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization. Every year the disease kills 136,000 people and affects 630,000 more. HIV is the most significant risk factor for progression from subclinical infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis to active TB. Although the HIV/AIDS threat in the Region appears to be relatively modest and so far there has been no evidence of an impact of HIV on TB epidemiology in the Region, there… CONTINUE READING
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