Report of the workshop to accelerate the implementation of TB-HIV collaborative activities in SEAR
Other TitlesKathmandu, Nepal, 9-11 July 2012
AbstractTuberculosis (TB) is the most common presenting illness among people living with HIV. At least one third of the 34 million people living with HIV worldwide are infected with TB. These coinfected persons are 21-34 times more likely to develop active TB disease than persons without HIV. TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Almost one in four deaths among people with HIV is due to TB. Globally, of the estimated 8.8 million incident TB cases in 2010, about 1.1 million (13%) were among people living with HIV. In the South-East Asia Region (SEAR), HIV prevalence among new TB patients is 5.7%, which is equivalent to 180 000 incident TB cases living with HIV. This constitutes nearly 15% of the global burden of new HIV-positive TB cases. Considering the urgency of the need to scale up implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities in the Region, and to provide strategic guidance for implementation, WHO-SEAR convened a workshop for TB and HIV programme managers, NGOs, community-based organizations and WCO staff. Recommendations for scaling up TB/HIV collaborative activities in countries emerged from the workshop.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Report of the workshop to accelerate the implementation of TB-HIV collaborative activities in SEAR. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206306