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[Comment] New strategies for inpatients with HIV and tuberculosis

Decreasing tuberculosis-related mortality—particularly in people living with HIV infection, who account for 22% of all tuberculosis deaths—is a pressing global health concern.1 Tuberculosis cascade-of-care analyses show that diagnosis is the weakest link.2,3 There is an urgent need for a non-sputum based, point-of-care diagnostic test for tuberculosis, particularly for groups such as those living with HIV infection who are often unable to produce sputum.4