One third of TB cases in Eastern European HIV clinic survey multi-drug resistant

Published: November 5, 2014

Alain Volny-Anne
Original Article:

Around one-third of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe who were diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) had multidrug-resistant TB, according to the findings of a global study of TB and HIV management in high- and middle-income countries.

The findings of the study, conducted by EuroCoord, were presented by Anne Marie Efsen of the University of Copenhagen at the HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow conference on Tuesday.

In Eastern Europe, rates of both TB/HIV co-infection and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB are increasing. However, data on the clinical management of people living with TB and HIV are scarce.

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