UK guidelines on TB/HIV co-infection: online for comment to 9 February (BHIVA)
These guidelines update the BHIVA 2011 edition.
They are designed to provide a clinical framework applicable to adults in the UK co-infected with HIV and TB.
The risk of developing TB is more than 25 times greater in HIV positive compared to negative individuals. HIV doctors therefore need to be aware of TB in symptomatic individuals, especially those who have lived in TB-endemic parts of the world.
As the investigation and treatment of both TB and HIV is complex, it is essential to involve specialists in HIV, respiratory and/or infectious diseases.
The consultation is open until Friday 9 February 2018.