VUMC and VIGH Investigators Present Findings on Elevated Mortality of Tuberculosis Diagnosis in People Living with HIV
"Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to findings from a large observational study. This increased risk persisted despite the availability of TB treatment and mirrored patterns seen previously in HIV-negative populations, according to research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center (VTC) releases 2014 Annual Report
Established in 2012 as a joint effort between the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center is a focal point for collaborative efforts and tuberculosis research with an emphasis on epidemiology, clinical trials, and translational research. The Center works to cultivate and mentor junior faculty members, fellows, and students from Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, and collaborating health departments and international institutions.