n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Starting HIV treatment reduces risk of tuberculosis, even for patients with higher CD4 cell counts : AIDS brief

Volume 30, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Starting antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of tuberculosis for HIV-positive adults in developing countries by 65%, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in . The benefits of HIV therapy were significant at all CD4 cell counts, including above 350 cells/mm3, the current World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for initiation of antiretroviral treatment. The investigators therefore believe that their findings should be taken into account when therapy at higher CD4 cell counts is being considered.

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