Journal article

Management of BU-HIV co-infection

DP O'Brien, N Ford, M Vitoria, V Christinet, E Comte, A Calmy, Y Stienstra, S Eholie, K Asiedu

Tropical Medicine and International Health | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Buruli Ulcer (BU)-HIV co-infection is an important emerging management challenge for BU disease. Limited by paucity of scientific studies, guidance for management of this co-infection has been lacking. METHODS: Initiated by WHO, a panel of experts in BU and HIV management developed guidance principles for the management of BU-HIV co-infection based on review of available scientific evidence, current treatment experience, and global recommendations established for management of HIV infection and tuberculosis. RESULTS: The expert panel agreed that all BU patients should be offered quality provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling. In areas with high prevalence of malaria and/o..

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