Proactively treating HIV patients at risk for TB with multidrug TB therapy doesn’t save more lives.

Published Date:

03/19/2016

Publication:

Infection Control Today

In what investigators say is a surprise finding, results of a new study appear to strongly affirm the effectiveness of prescribing the anti-tuberculosis drug isoniazid alone — in place of the standard four-drug regimen — to prevent TB and reduce death in people with advanced HIV/AIDS infections. Those with HIV and AIDS are highly susceptible to TB.

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