11 Apr So much more to do
Tuberculosis is the main opportunistic infection in HIV-infected children, just as it is in HIV-infected adults. Despite this, screening for tuberculosis is not frequently done, due to the absence of adequate diagnostic tools. Combined with late access to antiretroviral therapy, these are missed opportunities in providing care in this vulnerable population. The editorial accompanies a paper in the same issue in the journal on the burden of tuberculosis in HIV-infected children in Cote d’Ivoire.
Read the article: Embracing the challenges of HIV-TB co-infection in children