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HIV, AIDS and TB

Tuberculosis and HIV

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection of the lungs, which is caused by the microorganism Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, pleurisy (inflamed membranes around the lungs), fever, weight loss, night sweats, chills and loss of appetite. The disease can cause serious respiratory problems, which can be life threatening, especially if left untreated.

Africa's deadly combo: HIV-TB

The largely unnoticed collision of two global epidemics - HIV and tuberculosis (TB) - has exploded to create a deadly co-epidemic that is rapidly spreading in sub-Saharan Africa.

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