Hiv / Aids, Tuberculosis, And Malaria Essay

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Programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
This paper discusses how there is an important overlap between HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, known as ‘the big three’ and neglected tropical diseases. It suggests that in order to combat the big three, we must first target the multitude of tropical diseases. It highlights the geographic and epidemiologic overlap of the big three most predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper discusses the different relationships between the diseases and infections and what occurs as a result of the overlap. It is explained how additional infections can severely worsen the effects of HIV and increase the chance of mother- to –child transmission. The authors emphasize that public health interventions have failed in the past by neglecting to appreciate the relationships among the main three diseases as well as with other tropical diseases. In order to effectively begin to diminish the prevelance of these diseases it will be to key take this new multi-level approach. This paper will be very valuable for my term project where I explore the strength and significance of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
Impact of HIV on tuberculosis in Zambia: a cross sectional study
This study investigates HIV and its influence on the rise of tuberculosis. Several patients were studied in a hospital in Zambia. The outcome of the study confirmed 49% of the tuberculosis infected individuals were simultaneously HIV positive. The paper…

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