Revised Framework to Address TB-HIV Co-infection in the Western Pacific Region (A)
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290613879 ISBN-10    9290613874
Order Number    15200117 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2008        85   pages
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This revised framework provides guidance to countries in the Western Pacific Region to step up implementation of TB-HIV collaborative activities. It recommends that all people living with HIV-AIDS should be screened for TB as part of their routine care, and similarly, all patients with TB should be tested for HIV infection in TB facilities, in both instances at the point of care. This is to avoid delays in TB and HIV diagnosis, and consequently preventing unnecessary deaths, and prevent exposure of people with HIV/AIDS with infectious TB. Countries are advised to adapt the revised regional framework to their local setting.