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HIV-associated tuberculosis: relationship between disease severity and the sensitivity of new sputum-based and urine-based diagnostic assays

BMC Medicine201311:231

Received: 15 July 2013

Accepted: 17 September 2013

Published: 29 October 2013

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Original Submission
15 Jul 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
20 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patricia Price
13 Aug 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Giuseppe Ippolito
29 Aug 2013 Author responded Author comments - Stephen Lawn
Resubmission - Version 4
29 Aug 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
16 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patricia Price
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
17 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
29 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-11-231

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences