Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Diabetes – Is it Time to Think Together?

Sekar, R. and Mythreyee, M. (2012) Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Diabetes – Is it Time to Think Together? J Medical Microbiol Diagnosis, 1 (1). e103.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes mellitus (DM) were individually one of the top ten causes of mortality all over the world. Dreadfully, all together these three killers claim 4.38 million lives in each year, which correspond to 7.7% of total deaths/annum. The association between HIV and TB were well recognized, and the control measures were already constructed, implemented and working well. Whereas, the evidences were growing for the association between TB and DM as well as HIV and DM. Hence, we are in the need to construct an interlinked screening, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and counseling strategy for all TB, Diabetic and HIV patients to control the morbidity and mortality associated with these deadly diseases. At least, as a cost effective measure, all the diabetic patients should be screened for TB and vice versa, similar to the lesson learned from HIV-TB association and, HIV patients on anti-retroviral therapy should be monitored for hyperglycemia and the development of DM. Such a strategy would lead to earlier case detection, improve the management of all the three deadly diseases, and reduce the mortality significantly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV; Tuberculosis; Diabetes; Incidence; Risk; Control
Subjects: Tuberculosis > TB & Diabetes
Tuberculosis > TB/HIV
Institutions: Zonal Task Force-State Task Force
Depositing User: Mr SANJAY SINGH
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 04:49
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 04:49

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