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How do drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) interact?

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Drugs for HIV and for TB don't always work well together. Your doctor will decide which combination of medications will be best for you. Your doctor may recommend treating the tuberculosis first if you haven't started antiretroviral therapy (ART) for your HIV. If you're already on ART, your doctor may have to adjust those drugs.

From: Tuberculosis in People With HIV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents with HIV," "The Deadly Intersection Between TB and HIV," "Tuberculosis (TB)."

Project Inform: "Tuberculosis and HIV Disease."

AIDSInfo: "Tuberculosis (TB)."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents with HIV," "The Deadly Intersection Between TB and HIV," "Tuberculosis (TB)."

Project Inform: "Tuberculosis and HIV Disease."

AIDSInfo: "Tuberculosis (TB)."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

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