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.