The US House of Representatives TB Elimination Caucus and
the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus invite you to join us for a briefing
TB/HIV: New Advances to Turn the Tide
Friday, July 20
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Rayburn House of Representatives Office Building, Room 2237
45 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC 20515
As experts gather for the International AIDS Conference, which will be held in Washington DC for the first time since 1987, we invite you to a briefing on a major impediment to making and sustaining advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS: tuberculosis (TB). One of the world’s oldest diseases, TB preys especially on people made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. Among people who are infected with HIV, more die of TB than any other cause. Globally, TB is responsible for a quarter—and in Sub-Saharan Africa, up to half—of all AIDS-related deaths. This briefing will focus on initiatives underway to integrate HIV and TB services, research to develop new TB tools better suited for individuals with HIV and AIDS, and ways that U.S. Government investments in HIV can be further enhanced by addressing TB and HIV with a coordinated response.
Moderator: Dr. Christine Lubinski, Vice President for Global Health and Director of the Center for Global Health Policy at the Infectious Diseases Society of America
· Dr. Haileyesus Getahun, Stop TB Department, World Health Organization and Stop TB Partnership Working Group on TB/HIV
· Dr. Dan Everitt, Senior Medical Officer, TB Alliance
· William Coggin, Senior Technical Officer, TB/HIV, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Department of State
· Joyce Kamwana, TB survivor and woman living with HIV
· Natalie Nelson, multidrug-resistant TB survivor
Refreshments will be available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
Registration for the International AIDS Conference is not required.