TB/HIV research priorities in resource-limited settings
Report of an expert consultation | 14-15 February 2005 | Geneva, Switzerland
Reference number: WHO/HIV/2005.03, WHO/HTM/2005.355
Global consensus has been achieved around the new interim policy on collaborative TB/HIV activities. However, the implementation of joint TB/HIV activities has not yet been scaled up. Updating research priorities specifically aimed at informing future policy and improving the implementation of joint TB/HIV activities in the context of antiretroviral therapy programmes should accelerate scale-up.
For this reason, the Secretariat of the Global TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with WHO's Stop TB Department and HIV/AIDS Department and the UNDP/UNICEF/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) convened an Expert Consultation on TB/HIV Research Priorities in Resource-limited Settings on 14–16 February 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland. The specific objectives of the Consultation were 1) to define TB/HIV research priorities and outline their research relevance, methods and feasibility in the context of programme activities and 2) to solicit and promote the building of TB/HIV research capacity at the country level through the involvement of national and international agencies.