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CHA.HIV. Tuberculosis and HIV

Tuberculosis and HIV

Active ImageTuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of HIV-related deaths worldwide. For many years, the efforts to tackle TB and HIV have been largely separate, despite the overlapping epidemiology. However, it is now increasingly recognized that only through combined and coordinated efforts for both TB and HIV can this dual epidemic be halted. The WHO recommends 12 collaborative TB/HIV actions, including the "Three Is"¾Isoniazid Preventive Treatment (IPT), Intensified Case Finding (ICF) for active TB, and TB Infection Control (IC) ¾ as key public health strategies focused on decreasing the impact of TB on people living with HIV.

PAHO/WHO and their partners focus on joint efforts for HIV/TB advocacy, policy development and implementation in countries in the Region. WHO also develops and promotes tools and guidelines to support countries around the world in improving TB/HIV collaboration.

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Publications

TB/HIV Co-infection: Clinical Guideline (2010) (Spanish)

Guidelines for intensified tuberculosis case-finding and isoniazid preventive therapy (2010)

Fourth Regional Meeting on TB and TB/HIV in Prisions (2008)

Fifth Regional Meeting on TB/HIV Collaborative Activities (2008)

Update: Implementation and Roll-out of Xpert MTB/RIF, October 2011

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Resources

Declarations

The Panama Call for Action to Expand Collaborative TB/HIV Activities (2011)

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