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HIV and Tuberculosis

A Formidable Alliance

Editors: Sereti, Irini, Bisson, Gregory P., Meintjes, Graeme Ayton (Eds.)

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  • Unique in addressing HIV/TB co-infection, a common coexistence of the two diseases
  • Consolidates decades of research publications on HIV-associated TB
  • Contributions from experts within various disciplines, including immunologists, epidemiologists, and clinicians
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Globally, HIV-associated tuberculosis is one of the most important causes of infection-related death, accounting for one in every three HIV deaths and over 300,000 in 2017 alone. The HIV epidemic has undermined tuberculosis-control efforts in many countries around the world, as the virus has important modifying effects on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of TB. The management of HIV-associated TB is also complicated by rapid clinical progression, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, drug-drug interactions, and shared toxicities.

The past two decades have yielded thousands of research publications and review articles on HIV-associated TB. HIV and Tuberculosis: A Formidable Alliance consolidates this massive amount of data into a single resource. With contributions from myriad disciplines, including epidemiology, immunology, public health, and clinical medicine, this book provides well-rounded and thorough coverage that will appeal to researchers and clinicians alike.

About the authors

Irini Sereti is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the HIV Pathogenesis Section at the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA. She is an Infectious Diseases trained physician with expertise in HIV and opportunistic infections including TB, doing translational research at the NIH Clinical Center where she sees patients enrolled in her clinical protocols while also conducting related laboratory research. The main focus of her research is study of people with HIV and advanced disease (low CD4 counts) and opportunistic infections, including TB, in the current antiretroviral area. She also studies inflammation in HIV infection both acutely after antiretroviral therapy initiation in the form of IRIS, but also chronically after suppression of HIV viremia, and has published papers on mycobacterial IRIS pathogenesis and imaging modalities. Her studies aim to better understand pathogenesis of HIV and severe CD4 lymphopenia with the goal to improve management of patients with late presentation to care.

Graeme Meintjes is a Professor of Medicine, Wellcome Fellow and SARChI Chair of Poverty-related Infections at the University of Cape Town. He is an Infectious Diseases Physician who undertakes consultant clinical work at Khayelitsha and Groote Schuur Hospitals. His research focuses on the clinical conditions affecting patients with advanced HIV disease including disseminated HIV-associated tuberculosis, the tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS) and cryptococcal meningitis. His group also investigates drug-resistant tuberculosis. He has been the PI or local PI of several clinical trials and conducts observational cohort studies that address questions related to disease pathogenesis. Recently, he was PI of the EDCTP-funded PredART trial that demonstrated that prednisone was effective and safe for the prevention of TB-IRIS in patients at high-risk starting ART. He has contributed to the development of management guidelines for HIV, TB and cryptococcal meningitis at a provincial and national level and World Health Organization Guideline Development Groups. 
Gregory Bisson is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bisson is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician with expertise in the care of both HIV and TB. Dr. Bisson aims to use clinical research to improve the health of adults with advanced HIV and TB, particularly in sub-Saharan African settings. His research group has focused on relating how immune recovery on ART relates to clinical outcomes in HIV/TB, highlighting novel relationships between cellular immune function and patient outcomes including survival. Recently funded work seeks to identify immune correlates of lung damage in TB and to increase our understanding of how manipulation of the host immune system may improve treatment outcomes in TB and HIV/TB, including via use of host-directed therapies.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Overview of the HIV-Associated Tuberculosis Epidemic

    Pages 1-7

    Benson, Constance A.

  • Epidemiology of Drug-Susceptible, Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and HIV in Africa

    Pages 9-23

    Naidoo, Kogieleum (et al.)

  • Modelling the HIV-Associated TB Epidemic and the Impact of Interventions Aimed at Epidemic Control

    Pages 25-55

    Dodd, P. J. (et al.)

  • Immune Responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the Impact of HIV Infection

    Pages 57-72

    Riou, Catherine (et al.)

  • Clinical Manifestations of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis in Adults

    Pages 73-97

    Wasserman, Sean (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29108-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29107-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
HIV and Tuberculosis
Book Subtitle
A Formidable Alliance
Editors
  • Irini Sereti
  • Gregory P. Bisson
  • Graeme Ayton Meintjes
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29108-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29108-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29107-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 347
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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