International AIDS Society

TB/HIV Integration

AIDS 2006

HIV and TB in the context of universal access: What is working and what is not?

Report of an international open consultative meeting held in conjunction with the XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 12–13 August 2006

A meeting was co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the IAS, the Treatment Action Group and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research on behalf of the Global TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership.

The objective of the meeting was to accelerate an effective and joint response to the epidemic of HIV-related tuberculosis (TB) by facilitating the sharing of information and experiences, networking and strengthening the partnership between TB and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) communities in a forum environment.

HIV & Tuberculosis: overcoming the fatal interaction

The consultative meeting was followed by a TB/HIV satellite symposium on the afternoon of 13 August 2006, which was held as part of the International AIDS Conference. The IAS and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research co-organized it with the Stop TB and HIV Departments of WHO.

Other HIV and TB related events at AIDS 2006 – with abstracts, audio files and webcasts

Symposium: “TB & HIV: overlapping epidemics, overlapping challenges” 

Skills Building Workshop: “Screen for TB: A Simple Questionnaire Can Save the Lives of PLWHA” 

Satellite: “Mainstreaming TB in HIV/AIDS and MDG Global Advocacy” 

Oral abstract session: “Challenges in Tuberculosis

IAS 2007

HIV and TB related events– with abstracts, audio files and webcasts

Symposium: “HIV/TB: An Evolving Epidemic” 

Satellite: “HIV/TB Co-infection: Meeting the Challenge” 

Oral abstract session: “TB / HIV: Still a Deadly Partnership

Rapporteur report

TB/HIV Update, Stop TB Partnership: Special Edition Newsletter
on TB/HIV at the 4th IAS Conference, Sydney, July 2007 


New leadership is needed to galvanize action on the HIV/TB epidemic

The first HIV/TB Global Leaders' Forum, to be held on 9 June 2008 at the UN in New York, will bring together decision-makers who can accelerate action on fighting the dual epidemic. The meeting, which has been endorsed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, will be held on the eve of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS.

The Forum will bring together heads of state, senior political and UN officials with leaders of civil society, media, technical agencies and the private sector. It is expected that the Forum, will produce a Call for Action to drastically cut the number of deaths associated with HIV/TB co-infection.


“HIV-TB Co-Infection: Meeting the Challenge”

Co-epidemic of HIV-TB Spreading in Africa, Undermining Global Control of World’s Two Deadliest Infectious Diseases

Report Urges Research and Immediate Action to Thwart Co-epidemic As Threat of Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis/HIV Mounts
The report published on November 2, 2007 by the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research is based on a symposium and roundtable discussion held in Sydney, Australia, during the International Aids Society (IAS) conference in July 2007.

Along with the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research and the IAS, many of the world’s leading global health organizations co-sponsored these events, including the Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida et les Hépatites Virales (ANRS) in France, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CREATE (Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS-TB Epidemic), the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), Tibotec, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership.

For further information on the report, visit: and click on “HIV-TB Co-infection: Meeting the Challenge.”


Patrolling the Deadly Intersection of HIV and MDR/XDR-TB

Read the article in the IAS Newsletter, July 2007.

Tuberculosis and HIV--Needed: A New Paradigm for the Control and Management of Linked Epidemics

Read the article in the electronic journal of the International AIDS Society (eJIAS). 25 September 2007.

Guidance Document

Human Rights and Involuntary Detention for XDR-TB control

Click here to review WHO Guidance on XDR-TB 


Call to Stop TB

The Call to Stop TB is a campaign to rally people to fight TB by endorsing a call for full financing and implementation of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015.

Join The Call to Stop TB.

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