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Treatment for TB and HIV

Roger Pebody

If tuberculosis (TB) is making you ill and you also have HIV, then you usually need to take treatment for both TB and HIV.

You can kill TB bacteria with anti-TB drugs. You can make your immune system stronger with anti-HIV drugs. This will help prevent you catching TB again in the future.

Click here to see our illustrated leaflet giving basic information on treatment for TB and HIV.

This leaflet is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Treatment for TB and HIV

Published February 2012

Last reviewed February 2012

Next review February 2015

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.

Contact NAM to find out more about the scientific research and information used to produce this leaflet.

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.