Challenges and perspectives for improved management of HIV/Mycobacterium tuberculosis co-infection

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Abstract

HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) are two widespread and highly successful microbes whose synergy in pathogenesis has created a significant threat for human health globally. In acknowledgement of this fact, the European Union (EU) has funded a multinational support action, the European Network for global cooperation in the field of AIDS and TB (EUCO-Net), that brings together experts from Europe and those regions that bear the highest burden of HIV/MTB co-infection. Here, we summarise the main outcome of the EUCO-Net project derived from an expert group meeting that took place in Stellenbosch (South Africa) (AIDS/TB Workshop on Research Challenges and Opportunities for Future Collaboration) and the subsequent discussions, and propose priority areas for research and concerted actions that will have impact on future EU calls.

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Authors
  • Martina Sester
  • Claudia Giehl
  • Ruth Mcnerney
  • B Kampmann
  • Gerhard Walzl
  • Paloma Cuchí
  • J C Wingfield
  • C Lange
  • Giovanni Battista Migliori
  • Afranio L. Kritski
  • A. Meyerhans
  • European Network for global cooperation in the field of AIDS and TB (EUCO-Net)
External organisations
  • The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • AIDS Vaccines, Anti-HIV Agents, Antitubercular Agents, Comorbidity, Congresses as Topic, Europe, Female, Group Processes, HIV Infections, Health Planning Guidelines, Humans, Male, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Tuberculosis Vaccines, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1242-7
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume36
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Externally publishedYes