Thursday, June 4, 2015

TB/HIV Co-infection

The incidence and impact of TB/HIV co-infection is significant and growing. TB is the leading causes of death among people living with HIV. Integrating TB and HIV education and research is essential to finding ways to reduce the impact of both epidemics. Increasing and improving knowledge of co-infection among communities that have worked exclusively in one area of research, whether HIV or TB is necessary to combat both epidemics.
The Community Research Advisors Group (CRAG), the community advisory board to the U.S. CDC's Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC) and Community Partners (CP), a group of community representatives working across the five National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks are interested in hearing your thoughts around the following:

        • Thoughts on how to discuss and address TB/HIV co-infection stigma
        • Thoughts on how to develop more holistic approaches in engaging households around TB/HIV co-infection
More information on TB Resources for Communities can be found on the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) public site.

We look forward to a stimulating discussion around integrating TB/HIV education and research globally.

Please contact Russell Campbell

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