Commentary | 21 September 2006

The killer catching a ride with HIV

In this op-ed appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 2006, Bill Bowtell warns that the recent emergence of extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) also has ominous implications for the control and management of the HIV pandemic, especially in the Asia Pacific. XDR-TB poses a grave potential threat to the 50 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS. The distribution of HIV anti-retrovirals is only a short-term response to the pandemic. He calls for further moblilisation of resources aimed at HIV prevention with the ultimate goal of eradicating the disease. Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September 2006, p. 17

Bill Bowtell

  • Bill Bowtell

In this op-ed appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 2006, Bill Bowtell warns that the recent emergence of extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) also has ominous implications for the control and management of the HIV pandemic, especially in the Asia Pacific. XDR-TB poses a grave potential threat to the 50 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS. The distribution of HIV anti-retrovirals is only a short-term response to the pandemic. He calls for further moblilisation of resources aimed at HIV prevention with the ultimate goal of eradicating the disease. Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September 2006, p. 17

Bill Bowtell

  • Bill Bowtell