3-6 March, 2013 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The World Health Organization and the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) convened their 7th CROI-affiliated HIV/TB research meeting on behalf of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership in Atlanta, Georgia USA on 3 March, 2013. The meeting discussed critical knowledge and research gaps on TB prevention among children and adults and drug interactions between new TB drugs and ART. Attended by some 100 participants, the meeting was convened by Dr Haileyesus Getahun of WHO and co-chaired by Dr Diane Havlir of UCSF and Chair of the Global TB/HIV Working Group and Dr Richard Chaisson, of Johns Hopkins and Director of CREATE.
Thanks to efforts by Working Group and Core Group members over the years in raising the profile of TB/HIV at CROI, there was a record number of abstracts at the main CROI conference this year including late breakers on TB and one full day of TB discussions as well as increased mainstreaming of TB discussions in all the critical areas of HIV care including basic science. For more details on the HIV/TB Research meeting and for a brief summary with links to the key TB-related studies presented, please visit the following link.