Global report on TB and HIV: new analysis of TB/HIV epidemics in Bangladesh, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Thailand

A new report from the Public Health Watch project of the Open Society Institute (OSI), looks at the preventable but growing global TB epidemic, its interaction with HIV/AIDS, and the inadequate response to the two diseases in Bangladesh, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Thailand. The study. Civil Society Perspectives on TB/HIV Policy, was released in August and is available online.

“The need for early identification and treatment of TB is desperately urgent,” says the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, in the foreword to the report. “We must never forget that in many countries, the majority of people who die of AIDS succumb to tuberculosis. TB and HIV act on each other with fatal force

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