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Good news for treating HIV and tuberculosis co-infection?
  1. L K K Tan
  1. Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases, The Chest Clinic, King George Hospital, Goodmayes, Essex, UK;

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The global burden of tuberculosis and HIV continues to increase. However, the combination of HAART and tuberculosis treatment is potentially problematic due to interactions, side effects and pill burden; this may lead to failure of HAART.

Case notes of 156 HIV and tuberculosis co-infected patients were retrospectively reviewed and compared with a matched control …

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