2017 State and City TB Report
People living with HIV are more likely than others to become sick with TB if they are exposed and become infected. Untreated LTBI (see Treatment for Latent TB Infection section) may quickly progress to TB disease in people living with HIV because the immune system is already weakened. Without treatment, TB disease can progress from sickness to death rapidly. Measuring the number of TB patients who are also tested for HIV and have a known HIV status is not only important in terms of saving lives, but also in interrupting the spread of TB and HIV to others.
In 2017, 35 states and 5 cities performed above the national average (88.9%) and 11 states and 3 cities met the 2020 national target of having HIV status known among at least 98.0% of reported TB cases (Figure 10).