Tuberculosis control in the era of HIV

Nat Rev Immunol. 2005 Oct;5(10):819-26. doi: 10.1038/nri1704.


Without HIV, the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic would now be in decline almost everywhere. However, instead of looking forward to the demise of TB, countries that are badly affected by HIV are struggling against a rising tide of HIV-infected patients with TB. As a consequence, global TB control policies have had to be revised and control of TB now demands increased investment. This paper assesses what is being done to address the issue and what remains to be done.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Tuberculosis / complications
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology*
  • Tuberculosis / prevention & control*