Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) infection have been defined as the 'cursed duet' because of their capacity to influence and potentiate each other. The epidemiological relationship between the two diseases is well known, and an adequate control strategy was proposed more than 15 years ago. The aim of this article is to briefly discuss the epidemiology of TB, HIV and TB/HIV co-infection and, then, the co-infection control strategy proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Finally, the core elements relevant for the control of this co-infection in Italy will be discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine