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Does antiretroviral treatment increase the infectiousness of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis?

INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 21(11):1147–1154 Q 2017 Khan et al.
Oct 2017
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Summary

Understanding of the effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and antiretroviral treatment (ART) on Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission dynamics remains limited. The research undertook a cross-sectional study among household contacts of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases to assess the effect of established ARTon the infectiousness of TB.