TB-HIV, TB-Diabetes and other co-morbidities

Several factors and other diseases increase the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) and can affect the outcomes of TB. These conditions or co-morbidities, such as HIV infection and diabetes myelitis, significantly increase the risk of developing TB. Diabetes triples a person’s risk of developing TB. People living with HIV are 16-27 times more likely to develop TB, and TB accounts for 32 percent of deaths among people with HIV.

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TB-HIV, TB-Diabetes and other co-morbidities

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Our work in TB-HIV, TB-Diabetes and co-morbidities

The Union develops, tests, implements and scales up models of care for co-morbid conditions that increase the risk of developing TB, that are prevalent in high TB burden settings, or that adversely affect TB treatment outcomes.

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