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New TB vaccine for HIV infected gives hope

Publication year: 
2010
Author (s): 
Kernohan, V.
Corporate author: 
SAfAIDS
Publication details: 
Harare, SAfAIDS, 2010
Publication in: 
SAfAIDS News 1, Vol. 16(2010 )
Abstract:

In the high HIV prevalence countries of southern Africa, co-infection with HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) is a common and increasing threat, not only to people living with HIV (PLHIV), but to all communities living in poverty and in conditions of poor hygiene, under-nourishment and over crowding. The article analyses how TB affects people and its most effective treatment-the Mycobacterium vaccae (MV).