Tuberculosis in the HIV-positive patient

Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Sep 4-17;56(5):200-4.


HIV infection is the most potent risk factor known for tuberculosis, which results both from reactivation and progression from recent infection. We review the epidemiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis and management of HIV-associated tuberculosis, probably the most important opportunistic infection associated with HIV worldwide, and one that is communicable to other HIV-negative persons.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections* / diagnosis
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections* / drug therapy
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections* / epidemiology
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Risk Factors
  • Tuberculosis* / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis* / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis* / epidemiology


  • Antitubercular Agents