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TB and HIV Management in High Prevalence Settings: From Coordination to Integration

July 21, 2010

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

Integration of services is a key challenge in the global response to the HIV and TB epidemics. Recognizing that responses need to be adapted to epidemiological contexts, and the particular urgency for integration in areas of high co-infection, this session focuses on finding solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, where some of the highest rates of HIV and TB co-infection have been documented. The session will aim to address the challenges faced by co-infected individuals in accessing effective care; discuss challenges in coordination and integration of HIV and TB services in high HIV-prevalence settings; stimulate discussion regarding barriers to integration; highlight some successful models and programmes; and identify key points for action.

Presentations in This Session:

Introduction

The Community Perspective
Presented by Lucy Chesire (Kenya)
Advocate for HIV/TB, ACTION project
Clinical Nutritionist

The Operational Perspective
Presented by Greet Vandebriel (Rwanda)
Deputy Country Director and Tuberculosis (TB)/HIV Integration Advisor, ICAP Rwanda

The Scientific Perspective
Presented by Gavin Churchyard (South Africa)
Thibela TB Principal Investigator
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aurum Institute for Health Research

The Policy Perspective
Presented by Kevin M. De Cock (United States)
Director, HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Questions and Answers

Conclusions

TB and HIV Management in High Prevalence Settings: From Coordination to Integration (.mp3)


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See Also
Tuberculosis (TB) Fact Sheet
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis
More on Treating Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

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