Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 5th, 1996
"The mechanism leading to a state of anergy and the mechanism leading to dissemination of dormant tuberculosis appear to be identical," researcher H.R. Hegde wrote ("Anergy, AIDS, and Tuberculosis," Medical Hypotheses, 1995;45:433-440).
The HIV epidemic has resulted in a global resurgence of tuberculosis. Tuberculin skin testing has been found to be negative in roughly 60 percent of the patients with AIDS who develop tuberculosis.
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