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Pan American Health Organization Regional Office of the World Health Organization. TB-HIV/AIDS Co-Infection Coordination among Programs. Rodolfo Rodríguez Regional Advisor for TB. Justification for Joint Interventions. Impact of TB on managing HIV. Main cause of death.

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Pan american health organization regional office of the world health organization

Pan American Health OrganizationRegional Office of theWorld Health Organization

TB-HIV/AIDS Co-Infection

Coordination among Programs

Rodolfo Rodríguez

Regional Advisor for TB

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


Justification for joint interventions

Justification for Joint Interventions

  • Impact of TB on managing HIV.

    • Main cause of death.

    • Immunodeficiency could become worse.

  • Impact of HIV on controlling TB.

    • HIV is the main risk factor behind the appearance of active TB.

    • Resurgence in the number of TB cases.

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


Justification for joint interventions1

Justification for Joint Interventions

  • Greater knowledge of risk factors in target groups.

  • TB-control interventions should be part of the comprehensive care provided to people living with HIV/AIDS.

    • Prevent TB from developing.

    • Diagnose TB and treat it early.

  • Development of joint strategies that explore synergies and program strengths.

    • Community-mobilization strategies.

    • Observed treatment strategies (DOTS).

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


Justification

Justification

  • Respond to the question of whether TB/HIV Programs should be coordinated … and

    • Why

    • How

    • At which levels

  • Analyze the relationship between ARVs and TB.

    • Opportunities

    • Challenges

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


General objective

General Objective

  • To speed up an effective joint response from TB and HIV/AIDS Programs to the tuberculosis epidemic associated with HIV in the Americas, by facilitating

    • information exchange and

    • experiences among Programs.

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


Specific objectives

Specific Objectives

  • To present the final version of the documents, Building Blocks: Comprehensive-Care Guide for People Living with TB/HIV Co-Infection in Latin America and the Caribbean; and to receive feedback on it.

  • To discuss the development of policies on TB/HIV at the national and Regional levels.

  • To evaluate and make recommendations on collaboration strategies between TB Programs and HIV/AIDS Programs, at the country level.

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


Expected results

Expected Results

  • To have reviewed, improved and approved the proposed final version of the document Building Blocks: Comprehensive-Care Guide for People Living with TB/HIV Co-Infection in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • To have discussed proposals for Regional adaptation of the document Guidelines for Implementing Collaborative TB and HIV Programme Activities(WHO/ CDS/ TB/ 2003.319), with a view to future implementation.

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


Expected results1

To have discussed plans for joint activities between TB Programs and HIV/AIDS Programs aimed at better control of co-infection in the countries of the Region.

Expected Results

Workshop on TB/HIV Co-Infection, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 2003


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