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The Most Important About HIV: Everybody Should Know

#9. HIV is the strongest risk factor for developing active TB disease

HIV is the strongest risk factor for developing active TB disease

In 2013, approximately 360 000 deaths from tuberculosis occurred among people living with human immunodeficiency virus. That is one fourth of the estimated 1.5 million deaths from HIV in that year. The majority of people living with both HIV and TB reside in sub-Saharan Africa (about 78% of cases worldwide). Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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