August 1, 2007

New JID Supplement Tackles HIV-TB Co-infection

The latest on key issues in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected patients is presented in a supplement to the August 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

The supplement includes up-to-date articles by leaders in many areas of this complex dual pandemic. Topics include:

  • Treatment strategies for HIV-TB co-infection
  • Drug interactions, additive toxicities, and immune reconstruction syndrome
  • Research on new drugs, new diagnostics
  • TB prevention in the context of HIV infection
  • Models for integrating TB and HIV programs

The supplement grew out of two major meetings in the summer of 2005 on the current state of the science in HIV-TB co-infection—one in Boston, Massachusetts, and one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following those two meetings, authors were asked to summarize current knowledge and areas of needed research in the areas of diagnostics and therapeutics.

The focus of the supplement is on treatment in resource-constrained settings, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. The authors expect there will be other supplements summarizing key issues in different geographic regions and highlighting different aspects of both pandemics, such as vaccine development or the impact of injection drug use.

Click here to view the supplement online.

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