n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Clinical insights into the interaction of childhood tuberculosis and HIV in the Western Cape : tuberculosis




The mutually deleterious interaction of HIV infection and tuberculosis (TB) was recognised in adults soon after the scope of the HIV epidemic became evident. It is now clear that in populations with a high incidence of infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, clinical TB disease is one of the first signs of declining immunity in HIV-infected adults.


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