Tuberculosis & HIV

Tuberculosis & HIV 2017-07-09T16:10:10+00:00

Tuberculosis (TB) is the second likeliest cause of death among people living with HIV. HIV positive individuals are more likely than others to become sick with TB. Without proper treatment, HIV and TB co-infection can weaken an individual’s immune system and shorten their lifespan.

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