The Situation of HIV/M. tuberculosis Co-Infection in Russia

Olga V. Demikhova1, Eduard V. Karamov*, 2
1 Central Tuberculosis Research Institute, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia
2 The D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Russian Federation, Russia

© 2011 Karamov et al.

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This report details the main findings of research of latest available data concerning epidemiological status of human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and M. tuberculosis (MTB) infections as well as HIV/MTB co-infection in support of Russian Federation (RF) Country Report for the EUCO-Net project on global cooperation in the field of HIV and MTB. In addition to epidemiological analysis this report presents the list of publications concerning epidemiological researches of referred above infections in RF and some other information. The research was undertaken in the period from 2008 to March 2010. The report concludes that the number of tuberculosis (TB) patients with HIV in RF is not great, but is rapidly growing and enhancement of efforts directed on fight against this co-infection are crucially needed.

Keywords: Russia, HIV/M. tuberculosis co-infection, HIV, tuberculosis, HIV subtype A1, new outbreaks..