Global evidence directing regional preventive strategies in Southeast Asia for fighting TB/HIV


  • Myo Nyein Aung Department of Public Health, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Saiyud Moolphate Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Damodar Paudel Mid-western Regional Police Hospital, Nepalgunji , Nepal
  • Mangalasiri Jayathunge PH School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
  • Duangjai Duangrithi School of Pharmacy, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kinley Wangdi Phuentsholing General Hospital, G.P.O. Phuentsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan
  • Thin Nyein Nyein Aung University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Thaworn Lorga Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhorn Lampang,(BCNLP) Thailand
  • Kazue Higuchi Department of Mycobacterium Reference and Research, The Research Institute of Tuberculosis



TB/HIV, Southeast Asia, review, TB/HIV co-epidemics


Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-epidemics form a huge burden of disease in the Southeast Asia region. Five out of eleven nations in this region are high TB/HIV burden countries: Myanmar, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Nepal. The trends of TB incidence in these countries have been rising in recent years, in contrast to a falling global trend. Experts in the field of TB control and health service providers have been perplexed by the association of TB and HIV infections which causes a mosaic clinical presentation, a unique course with poor treatment outcomes including death. We conducted a review of contemporary evidence relating to TB/HIV control with the aims of assisting integrated health system responses in Southeast Asia and demystifying current evidence to facilitate translating it into practice.

Author Biography

Myo Nyein Aung, Department of Public Health, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan


Name : Myo Nyein Aung

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 22 July 1976

Nationality: Myanmar

Salutation: Dr

Education; MB.BS ( 1995-2002 University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar )

M.Sc. Tropical Medicine (2008-2010, Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, Thailand)

Place of birth: Magway, Magway Division, Myanmar

Award: DAAD scholarship award 2009/2010


Research Coordinating Unit,

Boromrajonani College of Nursing Nakhon Lampang,
Lampang, Thailand,52000


Permanent address: No.178, Ywathit quarter, 16th street,Magway, Magway division, Myanmar,

Phone +959 5341453

Current work (Position)

Freelance Public Health Researcher working as

1. Researcher, Research coordinating unit, Boromrajonani Nursing College, Lampang City, Lampang Province, Thailand

Responsibility: (1) making international publication (2) consultation for post graduate teachers conducting the research, and (3) teaching clinical research

2. Collaborative researcher, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

Responsibility: (1) to design, register and publish the protocol of cluster randomized trial of salt reduction, smoking cessation trial for prevention of cardiovascular disease and implementation, (2) International registration of Protocol and (3) Publication of research finding

3. Consultant, Family Health International (FHI 360)'s Asia Pacific Regional office for USAIDS funded project for Prevention of Multi-Drug Resistant TB for Greater Mekong Subregion.






How to Cite

Aung MN, Moolphate S, Paudel D, Jayathunge PH M, Duangrithi D, Wangdi K, Aung TNN, Lorga T, Higuchi K (2013) Global evidence directing regional preventive strategies in Southeast Asia for fighting TB/HIV. J Infect Dev Ctries 7:191–202. doi: 10.3855/jidc.2903



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