Commentary & Opinion
Integration of TB/HIV Services Necessary to Beat "Twin Epidemics"
March 26, 2013
Swaziland "is struggling to overcome twin epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB)," UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé writes in the Huffington Post "Healthy Living" blog. "Here in Swaziland, more than three-quarters of TB patients are also living with HIV, and TB is the leading cause of death among people with HIV," he notes, adding, "While Swaziland is an extreme case, what is happening here is happening around the world: Globally, 430,000 people with HIV die of TB each year." But "[w]e have the knowledge and tools to end this vicious cycle," Sidibé states, adding, "It requires integrating HIV and TB services as tightly as the epidemics themselves are tied together."View Full Article
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