TB, HIV Services Saved More Than 900,000 Lives: WHO

by VR Sreeraman on  March 4, 2012 at 8:29 AM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A report from World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an estimated 910,000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between health services to protect people with the the AIDS virus from tuberculosis.
 TB, HIV Services Saved More Than 900,000 Lives: WHO
TB, HIV Services Saved More Than 900,000 Lives: WHO

As HIV weakens the immune system, people with HIV are much more likely to be infected with TB, so it is not unusual for people who are infected with one disease to also get infected with the other, Xinhua quoted the Geneva-based WHO as saying Friday.

Since WHO proposed the initial guidance on collaboration between TB and HIV activities in 2004, the number of people living with HIV screened for TB increased almost 12-fold, from nearly 200,000 in 2005 to over 2.3 million people in 2010.

Testing for HIV among TB patients surged from 470,000 to over 2.2 million, an increase of five-fold, between 2005 and 2010.

WHO, in the wake of experiences gained over the last six years, also launched an updated global policy Friday to accelerate coordinated public health interventions to further reduce deaths from this dangerous combination of diseases.

Source: IANS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Oral Health And AIDS AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features AIDS/HIV - Health Education AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission AIDS / HIV - Treatment AIDS/HIV- Lab Tests and Faqs Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade HIV Symptom 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive