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Should ART for HIV be initiated prior to tuberculosis testing results?

Key clinical point: It may be unnecessary to delay ART prior to TB confirmation in most patients.
Major finding: More than 80% of patients with TB symptoms did not have the disease and faced delay of ART initiation.
Study details: Analysis of 834 patients pooled from the SLATE I and II trials.
Disclosures: Dr. Brennan reported that there were no disclosures.


Brennan AT et al. CROI 2020, Abstract 720.