16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2011)

4 - 8 December 2011 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ICASA 2011 brought together more than 10,000 varied HIV stakeholders from 103 countries, providing an excellent opportunity to network, share experiences and learn about the successes and challenges in implementation and scale-up of TB/HIV collaborative activities. Tuberculosis was particularly well mainstreamed in this year’s conference agenda, as can be seen from the ICASA Roadmap of HIV/TB sessions and presentations. All presentations are now available at the following link.

Preventive therapy & intensified case finding for TB in people living with HIV

25-27 January 2010 | Geneva, Switzerland

The WHO HIV/AIDS and Stop TB Departments hosted a joint meeting with key experts, 25-27 January 2010, to prepare guidelines on preventive therapy and intensified case finding for TB in people living with HIV. The new guidelines will update the WHO/UNAIDS 1998 Policy statement on preventive therapy against TB in people living with HIV and produce new WHO guidelines, reconceptualising TB preventive therapy and intensified TB case finding, as integral parts of HIV treatment, care and support services.

Visit the WHO meeting webpage

The XVII International AIDS Conference

3-8 August 2008 | 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]

First HIV/TB Global Leaders' Forum:
One Life, Two Diseases, One Response

9 June 2008 | New York, USA

One life, two diseases, one response

Bold 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 United Nations 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, His Excellency Mr 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.


TB/HIV activities at the IAS conference

13-18 August 2006 | Toronto, Canada

During the Open Consultation "HIV and TB in the context of universal access: what is working and what is not?" there will an opportunity for meeting participants to share their experiences, views, opinions and other country level findings in posters (graphic presentation).

The rationale, organization and content of the poster presentations are different from the traditional poster session of scientific conferences as they are meant to create a conducive environment for sharing information on country level experience of collaborative TB/HIV activities and for networking.

Guide for marketplace.

Collaborative TB/HIV activities can be found in the Interim Policy on Collaborative TB/HIV Activities.

TB/HIV Flyer

Roadmap of TB/HIV activities at the IAS conference

Pre-conference meeting: 'HIV and TB in the context of Universal Access - what is working and what is not?' | Agenda

Satllite session: HIV and Tuberculosis: Overcoming the fatal interaction | Agenda

Skills building workshop "Screen for TB - a simple questionnaire can save the lives of PLWHA" | Agenda

Essential Documents for TB/HIV Press event
Press pack
TB/HIV Facts at a glance
TB/HIV Questions and Answers
Key points on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 - (FAQ 2 pager)
Key points on the Global Plan to Stop TB (Longer FAQ...)

HIV & TB in the context of universal access: What's working and what's not?

International consultative meeting in conjunction with the XVI International AIDS Conference

12-13 August 2006 | Toronto, Canada

A meeting was co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the International AIDS Society, 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 in conjunction with the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada, on 12 - 13 August 2006. 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. Lively and interactive discussion was promoted by a very successful marketplace, where participants presented and promoted their experiences, results, views, opinions and country-level findings in poster and display formats. The meeting was attended by almost 300 participants, mainly representing the HIV community, who were also attending the International AIDS Conference. A tribute was paid to Dr Lisa Onyemobi, WHO TB/HIV National Professional Officer in Nigeria, who died suddenly earlier in 2006. The 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 International AIDS Society, Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, co-organized the satellite symposium with the Stop TB and HIV/AIDS Departments of WHO.

Meeting report

World Economic Forum

26-30 January 2005 | Davos, Switzerland

The World Economic Forum officially launched the document "Doing it Together: managing TB and HIV at the workplace" at the India Economic Summit where it was well received by over 600 CEOs. It will be distributed at the upcoming annual meeting in Davos "Taking Responsibility for Tough Choices" from 26 to 30 January 2005.
Read the document "Doing it Together: Managing TB and HIV at the workplace".