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Improving TB/HIV collaboration: practical examples from the 2008 HIV Implementers' Meeting

Published: 24 July 2008

This edition of HIV & AIDS Treatment in Practice covers the practical aspects of TB/HIV collaboration, looking at lessons from a wide range of countries presented at the recent HIV Implementers' Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

The first article looks at improving the diagnosis of HIV in TB patients, and reports on how programmes have tackled the service design problems that contribute to the low rate of HIV diagnosis in this group of patients.

The second article looks at how HIV care, including antiretroviral therapy, can be delivered to TB patients. Is it best done through TB programmes or HIV clinics, or does it depend on the setting - and the patient?

Three related news reports at www.aidsmap.com look at other collaborative issues:

Readers are also invited to fill out a Stop TB Partnership questionnaire on TB/HIV collaborative activities.

Theo Smart, Editor

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