Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 15th, 2006
"Early in the HIV epidemic it was feared that the disease would undermine leprosy control, as has occurred with tuberculosis. It was predicted that patients with leprosy and HIV coinfection would have an increased risk of lepromatous disease and a faster clinical evolution, and that the leprosy would be more difficult to treat.
"None of these concerns have materialized and the interaction between HIV and Mycobacterium leprae seems to be far more subtle than that between HIV and tuberculosis," wrote investigators in England.
According to A.P....
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