TB/HIV: A Clinical Manual
Second Edition
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546348 ISBN-10    9241546344
Order Number    11500568   
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    10.50
English     2004        210   pages
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Developments since 1996, particularly in the TB/HIV field, have now prompted a second edition of this popular manual which provides a pocket-sized guide to the clinical management of TB, particularly in patients suffering from co-infection with HIV. Designed for use by busy clinicians, the manual aims to promote the best possible diagnosis and treatment in low-income countries where the prevalence of TB and HIV infection is high, case loads are heavy, and laboratory support may be limited. With these needs in mind, the manual combines the latest scientific knowledge about TB and HIV with authoritative advice based on extensive field experience in several of the hardest hit countries.
Throughout the manual, tables, flow charts, lists of do's and don'ts, questions and answers, and numerous practical tips are used to facilitate quick reference and correct decisions. Information ranges from advice on how to distinguish TB from other HIV-related pulmonary diseases to the simple reminder that in sub-Saharan Africa, anyone with TB is in a high risk group for HIV. Though primarily addressed to clinicians working at district hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, the manual is also suitable for use in areas of Asia and South America where the problem of TB and HIV co-infection poses a growing clinical challenge.

"I congratulate WHO on deciding to produce this valuable book and the authors on the imaginative and practical way they have presented the problems and their management"-Sir John Crofton