WHO Three 'I's meeting: intensified case finding, isoniazid preventive therapy and TB infection control for people living with HIV

Report of a joint WHO HIV/AIDS and TB Department meeting
2-4 April, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

WHO Three 'I's meeting

Prevention and treatment of TB in people living with HIV is an urgent priority for WHO. The Three 'I's, Isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT), intensified case finding (ICF) for active TB, and TB Infection Control (IC), is a key public health strategy to decrease the impact of TB on people living with HIV.

On 2–4 April, 2008 the WHO HIV/AIDS and TB Departments, in collaboration with other key partners, convened a meeting of international stakeholders to develop recommendations for WHO and guidance for national programmes and their partners for implementation of the Three 'I's for people living with HIV. The meeting was an important step on the path towards improved services for people living with HIV and there was clear consensus on several key conclusions and concrete actions.