HIV/AIDS and TB co-infection

20 November 2009

With the explosion of the HIV epidemic, tuberculosis has become even more of a global problem.  TB can be difficult to diagnose and treat – even more so in HIV infected patients.  This is a grave global public health issue.  Fortunately for the young mother and child below (who are both co-infected with both HIV and TB), MSF is providing life-saving medical expertise, drug therapy, and psychosocial support.

For more information on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis coinfection, visit MSF's World AIDS Day 2009 website, to watch video interviews with MSF field staff and patients living with HIV/AIDS and TB in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photo: Eamonn Vitt | HIV  and TB co-infection

Photo: Eamonn Vitt | HIV and TB co-infection