American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Consequence on Treatment of TB Patients Affected by HIV/AIDS A Conceptual Research

Sarder N. Uddin, S. J. Hossain, Md. N. Huda, M. H. Rahman and Md E. Ali

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2006.210.218

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 210-218

Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an ancient malady, which is one of the world’s most wide spread infectious bacterial agents. Fully one-third of the world’s population is already infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with the greatest burden of disease and infection borne by people in developing countries. Tuberculosis disease is still out of control. Alarming spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and emergence of drug resistance is now further complicating the major problem. HIV not only makes the diagnosis of TB more difficult; it contributes to an increase in TB incidence. The rate of breakdown to clinical TB in individuals infected both with HIV and tuberculosis is many times higher than in those without HIV. The present vaccine is not sufficient to reduce the death rate by eradicating TB with HIV/AIDS. The present review is based on the prevention and treatment of TB patient and co-infected with HIV/AIDS and effect of HIV/AIDS on the treatment and prevention of TB. It will help assuming idea about future steps in prevention and treatment of TB among HIV/AIDS patients.

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© 2006 Sarder N. Uddin, S. J. Hossain, Md. N. Huda, M. H. Rahman and Md E. Ali. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.