Report: Lack of research contributes to TB-HIV epidemic

11/2/2007 | AllAfrica Global Media

Not enough is known about the interaction between HIV and tuberculosis for African health systems to diagnose, treat and contain the illnesses, and a report says the collision of the two is creating a co-epidemic that is spreading in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the report, diagnostic tests for HIV-TB and TB in children with HIV and infection control procedures are key research areas.

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