Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of people living with HIV, causing one in four deaths. TB and HIV form a lethal combination, each speeding the other’s progress. In order to win the fight against HIV, we must win the fight against TB.
Many people think tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past, but in reality, over 2 billion people are currently infected with TB bacteria - roughly one-third of the world's population. One in ten people will become sick with active TB. In 2010 alone, TB killed 1.5 million people, which amounted to approximately 3,800 deaths per day.