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TB prevention strategies and unanswered questions for pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV: the need for improved evidence
Journal of the International AIDS Society
To end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends improving access to testing and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) . Despite recent epidemiologic studies demonstrating an approximately twofold increased risk of active TB in peripartum women , and poor outcomes associated with TB during pregnancy for mothers and their infants [3, 4], lack of data has prevented comprehensive inclusion of pregnant and postpartum women in guidelines and remains a critical gap in our efforts to address TB globally.
Mathad JS, LaCourse SM, Gupta A. TB prevention strategies and unanswered questions for pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV: the need for improved evidence. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 Mar;23(3):e25481. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25481. PMID: 32202066; PMCID: PMC7086302.