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No More People Living With HIV Dying From TB

July 22, 2010

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

Of the 33.2 million people living with HIV a third are estimated to also be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most common causes of illness and death among people living with HIV, despite being largely curable and preventable. There were an estimated 1.4 million new HIV positive TB patients in 2008 and more than half a million people died of HIV-associated TB. Despite this in 2008, only 48,000 of the 33.3 million people living with HIV were given TB preventive therapy. Globally it was only 22% of new TB patients who knew their HIV status out of which more than a quarter were HIV positive. Of this identified HIV positive TB patients only a third were put on ART. These facts clearly show that there is a long way to streamline TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment as essential care.

This session will raise awareness of the global efforts around TB/HIV issues, offer innovative solutions and call on conference participants to catalyze implementation in their countries and regions particularly to scale up TB prevention including the provision of ART for TB patients living with HIV. It will also highlight the importance of political commitment at all levels and increasing resources, including to meet research needs around TB/HIV.

Presentations in This Session:

Award Presentation: IAS TB/HIV Research Prize

Papa Salif Sow (Senegal)
Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Dakar in Senegal

Katherine Todrys (United Kingdom)
Robert L. Bernstein Fellow, Human Rights Watch

No More People Living with HIV Dying from TB: How to Enhance Political Commitment
Presented by Jorge Sampaio (Portugal)
Former President, Portugal
High Representative, Alliance of Civilizations

The Right to a Life Free from TB
Presented by Timur Abdullaev (Uzbekistan)
Legal Consultant at Antal Laurence-Simons

Panel Discussion: The Way Forward on TB and HIV

Jorge Sampaio (Portugal)
Former President, Portugal
High Representative, Alliance of Civilizations

Marcos Espinal (Switzerland)
Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership

Michel Sidib? (Switzerland)
UNAIDS, Director Country and Regional Support

Timur Abdullaev (Uzbekistan)
Legal Consultant at Antal Laurence-Simons

Concluding Remarks and Special Announcement
Presented by Jorge Sampaio (Portugal)
Former President, Portugal
High Representative, Alliance of Civilizations

No More People Living with HIV Dying from TB (.mp3)


This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view all of Kaiser's coverage of the XVIII International AIDS Conference at http://www.kff.org/aids2010. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  

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

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