Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 08:00 to 09:15
Panama City, Panama

This meeting will be held on 7-8 July 2011 in Panama City, Panama. The meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish.

Convened by WHO in collaboration with the Global TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership, CDC, USAID, UNAIDS and regional civil society representatives, the objective of this meeting is to share regional and global experiences and best practices for greater political advocacy, resource mobilization and scale-up in the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV activities and integration of TB and HIV services in the Region of the Americas. Topics to be discussed include HIV testing among TB patients, the Three I’s for HIV/TB and initiation of ART to reduce the burden of TB among people living with HIV, HIV-associated TB in children and vulnerable populations such as prisoners and drug users, management of MDR-TB in people living with HIV, and community involvement.

A Market Place will be held on the first day of the meeting. The Market Place is a lively and interactive forum where participants of the meeting can present and promote their experiences, results, views, or opinions regarding TB/HIV collaboration in a poster (graphic presentation) or display format (e.g. photos, personal experiences). Please see guidance for more information: Should you be interested in sharing your TB/HIV experiences in the market place, please contact

As there are limited spaces for this meeting, please let us know your interest by e-mail to at your earliest convenience but not later than June 20th, 2011. Participation will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. Unfortunately, WHO has limited resources for this meeting and will not be able to cover the costs of travel and accommodation to attend the meeting.