Sunday, August 3, 2008 (All day) to Friday, August 8, 2008 (All day)
Mexico City


IAS Mexico 2008 website | WHO HIV/AIDS Mexico 2008 website

Universal Access of TB Services to People Living with HIV: Harnessing Collaboration and Coordination
Satellite symposium organized by the Stop TB and HIV Departments of WHO, the International AIDS Society, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNAIDS and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research. It is to be held on Sunday 3 August 2008 from 15:45 to 17:30 in Room SR 10 (950) at the Banamex Centro.

This satellite session will address the key, practical activities that need to be implemented in order to reduce the burden of TB in people living with HIV and ensure the universal access of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. Particular emphasis will be given to the challenges and opportunities of mainstreaming the Three 'I's for HIV/TB - intensified TB case finding, Isoniazid preventive therapy and infection control for TB in HIV care services in order to advocate for their inclusion as core functions of HIV care services.

Key note speakers include:
Kevin De Cock, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
Mark Dybul, US Global AIDS Coordinator, USA
Musa Njoko, Activist, South Africa
Anupong Chitwarakorn, Ministry of Health, Thailand
Henry Akpan, Ministry of Health, Nigeria
Paul Nunn, Stop TB Department, WHO

It will be co-chaired by:
Michel Kazatchine, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Diane Havlir, Chair HIV/TB Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership

The flyer

All documents available in English and Spanish 
A roadmap of all TB/HIV activities at the conference [English] | [Spanish]
The TB/HIV fact sheet 2008 [English] | [Spanish]
Policy brief on collaborative TB and HIV services for injecting and other drug users [English] | [Spanish]
The 12 TB/HIV Collaborative Activities fact sheet [English] | [Spanish]