AIDS 2012: TB/HIV road map, and TB/HIV advocacy networking zone

Published: 17 July 2012

The TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership has produced a very helpful TB/HIV road map for AIDS 2012 next week in Washington DC – you can also use this if you are unable to attend the conference, because some of these sessions will be webcast, and in all cases the slides will be available for download. The road map also includes details of exhibition booths that you can visit and events in the Global Village at the TB/HIV Networking Zone, which is hosted by Treatment Action Group and ACTION.

In particular we would like to draw attention to the following non-abstract sessions:

Tuesday July 24, 14.30 – 18.00, Mini Room 7: HIV/TB Collaborative Activities: Implement, Integrate and Scale Up to Prevent Tuberculosis Deaths in People Living with HIV!

This interactive workshop, organized by WHO, aims to accelerate the global scale-up of collaborative activities to address HIV-associated TB through exchange of experience and best practice between different regions and countries. National HIV and TB Programme Managers will discuss the latest evidence, bottlenecks to implementation and share experience in scale-up, focusing on improved diagnosis, the 'Three I’s for HIV/TB' and early initiation of antiretroviral therapy.

Tuesday July 24, 18.30 – 20.30, Mini Room 3: Digging for Solutions: Implementation of the Declaration on TB and HIV in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa

Can we get to zero TB deaths in Southern African mining communities? This satellite session, featuring Swazi Health Minister Benedict Xaba, a former mine worker and clips from a forthcoming documentary, will present an overview of the challenges and opportunities brought about by the forthcoming Southern African Development Community (SADC) declaration on TB in the Mining Sector.

Wednesday July 25, 18.30-20.30, Mini Room 2: Scaling Up HIV/TB Collaborative Activities: Turning the Tide Through Integrated Services

The session will bring together scientific expects, programmers, policy makers and donors to share their experiences working with HIV and TB integration in diverse and most affected settings around the world.

Friday July 27, 11.00 – 12.30, Session Room 1: Looking to the Future in HIV and TB

This session will provide an overview of the latest developments in HIV and TB, addressing the state of the art in TB diagnostics, prevention, and treatment; emerging data on delivery of HIV/TB care; and TB vaccine development.




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