A perfect storm: HIV, tuberculosis and smoking

Friday, 9 March, 2018 (Cape Town, South Africa) - Research released on the third and final day of the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) described the interrelation between tobacco-related diseases and communicable diseases such HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

“It is both timely and highly appropriate that research on the growing impact of smoking and infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis is being released at the WCTOH in South Africa where infection rates of both diseases are amongst the highest in the world,” sai Professor Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, Chair of the WCTOH Scientific Committee. “These emerging studies will be vital tools moving forward in achieving good health and promoting well-being for all, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The press briefing highlighted four studies. To read the briefing in full, click here.

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By International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Published: March 10, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Last updated: March 10, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Tags: TB care

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