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Risk for TB : 50 Times More In HIV Patients Post Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:09 pm 
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RNA Research proved that HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB. People infected with HIV has less immunity and have more chances of getting infection such as tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time and can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

Senior consultant pulmonology of Paras Hospital,Neeraj Gupta, told to IANS that "Ten percent of HIV patients are at the risk of suffering severe consequences of TB due to their low immune power".

"HIV positive patients should regularly get themselves screened for the sputum and other mandatory tests," he said.

Gupta asure that 80 percent of the people in India are likely to be affected by tuberculosis. "But among them, the HIV patients are more prone to the disease, which intensifies as the immune power among the patients keeps on decreasing," he added.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 60 percent of the HIV patients in the world die due to TB and not because of the disease, HIV. Health officials says that between 2010 and 2013, a total number of 3,80,000 HIV patients have died due to the disease - the highest in the last one decade.

In India, There are 2.2 million tuberculosis patients which makes it the world's highest TB-burden country. As per the wHO records, TB killed 1.3 million people worldwide in 2012 and India alone accounted for 26 percent of the total cases.

Shashi Baliyan, managing director of Clearmedi Healthcare Private Limited, said an "estimated one third of the 40 million people living with HIV worldwide are co-infected with tuberculosis".

He added "People with HIV are up to 50 times more likely to develop TB in a given year than HIV negative people".

In the active stage, patients infected with the disease show symptoms like weight loss, loss of appetite along with evening rise of temperature said by B.R. Das, president, research and innovation, mentor-molecular pathology and clinical research services, SRL Diagnostics Limited

Gupta said that though the symptoms remain hidden, fever and cough for more than three weeks could be worrisome.

"If a HIV infected patient suffering from fever and cough for a long time does not respond to the treatment, he/she should immediately get all the tests for TB done," he added.

The main and the most problem with HIV-infected patients is that they ignore problems of fever and cough, said Gupta.

"HIV patients do not even bother to get the tests done for TB done as they believe that suffering from HIV is the end of their life. But they need to understand that by ignoring symptoms synonymous to TB, they are inviting death much faster than the death caused by HIV," he remarked.

"As both HIV and TB are curable, it is important for people to realise this and get it diagnosed early and get cured," he added in the conversation.

Baliyan also added that TB remains a leading cause of death among people living with HIV."Many people infected with HIV in the developing countries develop TB as the first manifestation of AIDS," he said and suggested a few remedies which include access to quality diagnostics.

"Political commitment for a sustained TB and HIV control, access to quality diagnostics, access to standardized and uninterrupted supply of medicines, surveillance and recording system and social awareness form the key suggestions," he added.

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