WHO in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) and the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership is organizing the 6th CROI affiliated HIV/TB research meeting which will be held on Monday 5 March 2012, 11:30-13:30 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Seattle, USA.
The meeting will focus specifically on the measurement and reduction of TB transmission in high HIV burden settings. Despite being preventable and curable, TB is still a leading killer of people living with HIV, with nearly a quarter of all HIV deaths found to be TB-related. A third of all people living with HIV worldwide are latently infected with Mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB), making them 21-34 times more likely to develop active TB disease than people who are HIV negative. The meeting will discuss the critical knowledge and research gaps related to MTB transmission, infection and its associated impact through sharing new data from on-going studies, discussing controversial issues and identifying critical research questions. The meeting is intended for HIV researchers, implementers and public health policy makers. Attendance of the meeting will be by invitation only and on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in participating please send your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience but no later than February 15, 2012. Please see below for the provisional agenda. For the reports of research meetings from previous years please see the following link.
TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership