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JUN 06, 2014 - Health Canal

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Two-pronged treatment can reduce TB incidence among people with HIV, study finds

A trial of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) plus antiretroviral therapy (ART) to prevent tuberculosis has shown safety and efficacy in patients with HIV, say researchers of a University of Cape Town (UCT) study published in The Lancet. Tuberculosis (TB) is the biggest cause of morbidity and mortality in people infected with HIV in Africa. Both IPT and ART protect against TB in HIV-infected people, but it was not known if the two would give additive protection or could be safely combined.

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