About HIV and tuberculosis
The risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) is estimated to be between 20-37 times greater in people living with HIV than among those without HIV infection. In 2010, there were 8.8 million new cases of TB, of which 1.1 million were among people living with HIV.
In response to demands from countries, WHO recommends 12 TB/HIV collaborative activities, including the Three I's for HIV/TB. The WHO HIV/AIDS and TB Departments and their partners, including community groups, work collaboratively on joint HIV/TB advocacy, policy development and implementation in countries.
WHO also develops and promotes tools and guidelines to support countries in improving their TB/HIV collaborative action in order to achieve universal access to HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services for all people in need.
The main areas of our work are: