TB prevention critical among people with HIV

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Infectious Disease News via Healio

Infectious Disease News spoke with Amita Gupta, MD, Professor of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, about tuberculosis prevention among people living with HIV.

“Each year, there are 10 million cases of tuberculosis, and it’s now the number infectious disease killer in the world,” Gupta says.

The disease burden is high among people with HIV, with 920,000 cases of the disease reported in this population.