Policy statement on preventive therapy against tuberculosis
in people living with HIV

Report of a meeting held in Geneva 18-20 February 1998

(WHO/TB/98.255 - UNAIDS/98.34 in PDF format)

(WHO/TB/98.255 - UNAIDS/98.34 in HTML format)

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World Health Organization
Global Tuberculosis Programme
and
UNAIDS

 

Contents

Policy statement on preventive therapy against tuberculosis in people living with HIV

Technical Annex

Introduction

Efficacy of preventive therapy in HIV infected individuals

Feasibility of preventive therapy

Cost-efficacy and cost-benefit

Current voluntary counselling and testing initiatives

Potential impact of preventive therapy

Delivery of preventive therapy services

Drug regimens

Conclusions

References

List of participants


Author

Peter Godfrey-Faussett

 

Acknowledgements

The Global Tuberculosis Programme (GTB) and UNAIDS acknowledge the following individuals who contributed to the writing of the report : David Cohn and Gavin Churchyard. Those individuals who participated in the meeting and gave additional constructive comments on earlier drafts include : K. De Cock, D.Kibuga, R. O'Brien, H.Rieder, C. Whalen and J.Ngamvithayapong. The document was also discussed and endorsed by the Technical, Research and Advisory Committee of GTB.

The author thanks Jeanette Dadzie for her assistance in the production of the document