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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 2014, approximately 390 000 deaths from tuberculosis occurred among people living with HIV. In that year, an estimated 1.2 million (12%) of the 9.6 million people who developed TB worldwide were HIV-positive. The WHO African Region accounted for 74% of the estimated number of HIV-positive incident TB cases.

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