TB is an opportunistic infection that affects those with reduced immune function at much greater rates. Diabetes triples a person’s risk of developing TB. People living with HIV are 16-27 times more likely to develop TB than a person without. TB accounts for 32 percent of deaths among people with HIV.
OUR WORK WITH TB-HIV-DIABETES
The Union develops, tests, implements and scales up models of care for co-morbid conditions that increase the risk of developing TB, that are prevalent in high TB burden settings, or that adversely affect TB treatment outcomes. The Union’s work into TB co-infections is particularly focused on HIV and diabetes.
People receiving ART through The Union’s IHC Programme in Myanmar
Percentage of people diagnosed with TB in Zimbabwe received an HIV test
Union research on TB, HIV and diabetes published in 2018