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An estimate of the contribution of HIV infection to the recent rise in tuberculosis in England and Wales
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    HIV and TB

    Dear Editor

    The relationship between HIV and tuberculosis are probably predictable. Both are lentiform diseases and immuno suppressive. Primary tuberculous lesions may be re-activated in an immuno suppressive state and new infections are more easily established. The real danger is that one partner (tuberculosis) of this vicious circle is transferable by droplet infection and in its presence the precaution required o...

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