6.5 Risks

The successful implementation of this recommendation will depend on the availability of more providers trained specifically in the care of HIV and DR-TB, and drug–drug interactions. A substantial increase in the availability of and patient’s access to treatment, and additional support for ensuring adherence would probably be needed. The need for increased integration of HIV and TB care for effective patient management, prompt evaluation of adverse events and case-holding throughout treatment will necessitate more resources. Updated information on drug–drug interactions between antiretroviral and antituberculosis medicines is now available online (36).

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