Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus are among the leading infectious disease killers in the developing world. These diseases are life threatening when contracted on their own, but the threat is becoming more severe as an increasing number of people infected with HIV are also contracting TB. These diseases are combining to create what many fear is a global health catastrophe. This short booklet highlights some of the ways in which Catholic Relief Services is addressing co-infection around the world.of Health clinics for follow-up screening. All of them visited the clinics for screening. Of those, nearly one-quarter were diagnosed with TB and began lifesaving treatment. eXaMPle: In South Africa, using a similar TB screening tool, CRS and theanbsp;...
|Title||:||TB and HIV: An Old Disease Takes On a New Partner|
|Author||:||Cecile Sorra, Elena McEwan, Carrie Miller, Mychelle Farmer, Prakash Nellepalli|
|Publisher||:||Catholic Relief Services - 2009-10-07|