DS-TB treatment and antiretroviral therapy in people living with HIV

  1. It is recommended that TB patients who are living with HIV should receive at least the same duration of TB treatment as HIV-negative TB patients.  (Strong recommendation, high certainty of evidence)
  2. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) should be started as soon as possible within 2 weeks of initiating TB treatment, regardless of CD4 cell count, among people living with HIV. Adults and adolescents (Strong recommendation, low to moderate certainty evidence) Children and infants (Strong recommendation, very low certainty of evidence)

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