TB prevention strategies and unanswered questions for pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV: the need for improved evidence

Post Date: 
2020-03-23
Publication: 
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Summary: 


Introduction:



To end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends improving access to testing and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) [1]. Despite recent epidemiologic studies demonstrating an approximately twofold increased risk of active TB in peripartum women [2], and poor outcomes associated with TB during pregnancy for mothers and their infants [34], 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.

Citation: 
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.