Title Fungal infections cause more Aids deaths than tuberculosis – here’s what we can do about it Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 9/02/22 Description Even though annual deaths from Aids are coming down – from a peak of 1.9 million in 2004 to 690,000 in 2020 - that’s still way too many. In 2020, 214,000 people with Aids died of tuberculosis (TB), though only about 50% were confirmed cases while the rest were uncertain. More people probably die of fungal disease than of TB, both in the context of Aids and generally.
As more and more people are treated for HIV infection, deaths will continue to come down. But the fall is slower than it should be, and the reason for the tardiness of this decrease in deaths is fungal disease.
URL https://theconversation.com/fungal-infections-cause-more-aids-deaths-than-tuberculosis-heres-what-we-can-do-about-it-175002 Persons David Denning
- fungal infection