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Despite being preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV, accounting for a third of HIV-related deaths in 2014. Post mortem studies in resource-limited settings report TB accounting for approximately 40% of HIV-related deaths, nearly half of which were undetected prior to death. These findings highlight the urgent need to enhance access to early detection and timely treatment. WHO´s 2015 revised consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection present a new algorithm to expedite diagnosis and treatment of HIV-associated TB, using latest technology. During this workshop participants review evidence around the need for expedited diagnosis of HIV-associated TB, gain an overview of new algorithms to diagnose and manage HIV-associated TB, and share experience in the roll-out of strategies to reduce mortality from HIV-associated TB.

11:00
THWS0301
Welcome and introduction
Annabel Baddeley, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
11:05
THWS0302
Review of the evidence on mortality from HIV-associated TB and blocks in the cascade of care through from early case detection to timely treatment
Nathan Ford, World Health Organization, Switzerland
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11:25
THWS0303
Overview of the new algorithm to expedite diagnosis, to include elements such as the use of rapid diagnostics, LF-LAM and presumptive TB treatment
Yohhei Hamada, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Slides
11:45
THWS0304
Addressing the challenges and successes of expediting TB treatment among PLHIV who are seriously ill: experience from Kenya
Caroline Olwande, Ministry of Health, Kenya
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12:00
THWS0305
Interactive discussion
12:25
THWS0306
Conclusion and closing remarks
Yohhei Hamada, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland