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Newly Diagnosed HIV and Active Tuberculosis: Antiretroviral Therapy and Co-trimoxazole Prophylaxis

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D Start antiretroviral therapy immediately and interrupt TB therapy until his CD4 count has risen to at least 200 cells/mm3.

This answer is incorrect. For the HIV-infected patient with active TB, initiation of anti-TB therapy is a more immediate priority than initiation of antiretroviral therapy.

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A Start antiretroviral therapy after he has completed treatment for TB (6 months of directly observed therapy).
B Start antiretroviral therapy as soon as possible (within 2 to 8 weeks) following initiation of directly observed therapy for TB.
C Start antiretroviral therapy immediately and interrupt TB therapy until his CD4 count has risen to at least 200 cells/mm3.

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