Tuberculosis (TB)

TB/HIV at AIDS 2012, XIX International AIDS Conference

22-27 July, 2012 | Washington DC, USA

Thanks to efforts of the members of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership, its Secretariat managed by the Stop TB Department of WHO and its Chairperson Diane Havlir, who was also a Co-chair of AIDS 2012, the IAS conference programme this year was packed full of TB/HIV. There was a record breaking number of well attended sessions focussing on TB, including late breakers, workshops, oral abstract sessions and satellite symposia, posters and global village activities. The TB coverage culminated in Friday’s superb plenary presentation given by Anthony Harries of the Union, followed by a special session on Looking to the Future in HIV and TB, with participation from the Secretariat and Core Group members: Diane Havlir, Richard Chaisson, Haileyesus Getahun and Mark Harrington. The meeting concluded with an impassioned call for action by Whoopi Goldberg to join together to tackle HV and TB as one disease.

For webcasts and presentations of all the TB/HIV sessions at AIDS 2012, please visit the conference TB/HIV roadmap below which provides links to all the sessions.