HIV is the main reason for failure to meet Tuberculosis (TB) control targets in high HIV settings. TB is a major cause of death among people living with HIV. Sub-Saharan Africa bears the brunt of the HIV fuelled TB epidemic. The rapidly increasing HIV epidemic in other parts of the world could also increase the number of HIV-related TB cases. In order to control TB in high HIV settings, the Stop TB strategy includes collaborative TB/HIV activities. These collaborative TB/HIV activities have the objectives of creating the mechanism of collaboration between TB and HIV/AIDS programmes, reducing the burden of TB among people living with HIV and reducing the burden of HIV among TB patients.
News and announcements
- Regional TB/HIV Implementation Workshop and 18th Core Group Meeting of the Global TB/HIV Working Group
- TB/HIV Research meeting in conjunction with the 20th conference on retroviruses and opportunistic infections (CROI 2013)
- TB/HIV at AIDS 2012, XIX International AIDS Conference
- Transforming the HIV/TB Response: Defining the next 10 years
- Programme Managers Skills Building Workshop at AIDS 2012, XIX International AIDS Conference
- More than 900 000 lives saved by protecting people living with HIV from TB