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NIH funds research to detect tuberculosis progression in people with HIV

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   (0 Comments)

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death worldwide among people infected with HIV. But as yet, no test can reliably show when latent (inactive) TB infections in people with HIV starts progressing to active--and potentially fatal--TB disease. Now, a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.7 millionNational Institutes of Health grant to identify biomarkers that signal an increase in activity byMycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes TB, in people with HIV.


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