9. The three I’s

Even with increased access to ART the burden of TB in the HIV clinic remains high. One way of reducing the burden of TB is to start ART earlier. As long as a person remains with a CD4 count below 500 he has a higher risk of developing active TB than a patient without HIV.

Are there underused strategies that we can still implement?

WHO has come up in 2008 with a new strategy “Three I’s ”. For more in depth reading we provide you with the link below. A more concise report is available on the WHO website.

http://www.aidsmap.com/files/file1002936.pdf

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Where do the “Three I’s” stand for?