The Political Declaration on Tuberculosis is a turning point in generating the necessary political awareness and financial commitments to end TB. With TB being the number one killer of people living with HIV, the two diseases are closely linked. This guide calls on the TB and HIV communities to join forces for a collaborative response. In order to see real success, governments must commit the resources and policies necessary to drive implementation in their countries at national, regional, and local levels to reach the targets laid out in the Political Declaration. This guide presents a breakdown of the Political Declaration for a Canadian audience, which includes those working to end … Read more
<span class="publication-category-title-img-wrapper from-url"><img src="http://www.icad-cisd.com/wp-content/uploads/ico-pub-cat-02.png" class="publication-category-title-img" alt="" /></span><span class="publication-category-title-link">HIV and Co-infections</span>
People living with HIV are often living with another infection at the same time. Common coinfections include hepatitis C (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB).
HIV makes people more susceptible to opportunistic infections and can also worsen the impact of infections. For example, TB is more likely to cause active disease in people living with HIV, and infections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses more rapidly lead to liver damage.
Of the estimated 34 million people infected with HIV in the world today, more than a third are also infected with TB.
ICAD seeks to promote collaborative and integrated approaches to addressing HIV and confections, which are imperative providing quality care to people living with HIV and to ending the HIV epidemic.