n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - AIDS overview




Extracted from text ... AIDS OVERVIEW 39 In the light of the high prevalence of TB in areas with a high incidence of HIV, along with the fact that HIV is recognised as the strongest risk factor for progression of latent TB to its active form, UNAIDS and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have recommended that countries with a high prevalence of TB should consider giving 6 months of isoniazid (INH) preventive therapy to those infected with HIV. But, as more people are identified as living with the virus and so could benefit from INH, it is important to make sure ..


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