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10 facts on HIV/AIDS

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© WHO/James Oatway 2009

HIV is the strongest risk factor for developing active TB disease

In 2012 , approximately 320 000 deaths from tuberculosis occurred among people living with HIV. That is one fifth of the estimated 1.6 million deaths from HIV in that year. The majority of people living with both HIV and TB reside in sub-Saharan Africa (about 75% of cases worldwide).

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