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First-Ever TB/HIV Networking Zone Announced for AIDS 2014

For the first time, the upcoming International AIDS Conference will feature a dedicated hub for discussing the deadly duo of TB-HIV. 

Despite TB's status as the leading killer of people with HIV, responses to these two diseases are often disconnected, and collaboration on HIV and TB programs is weak in many places. The TB/HIV Networking Zone at AIDS 2014 will provide a space for HIV and TB communities – researchers, affected communities, advocates, policy makers, donors, and more – to come together and chart a way forward for addressing these deadly diseases.

Process for submissions

Submit your proposals using Survey Monkey via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QXB98X5. The deadline for submission is Friday 6 June.

All proposals will be reviewed by the organizers of the TB/HIV Networking Zone and representatives of key populations. We encourage submissions from key populations, especially people living with HIV and those who have suffered from TB. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to Tuberculosis under the themes of:

  • TB/HIV integration
  • Advocacy and social mobilization
  • Human rights
  • Issues in TB/HIV Research and Development
  • Access to medicines
  • TB/HIV in vulnerable populations

Stay tuned for more information on zone activities! We will soon have a website at www.tbhivzone.com.

The organizations leading the TB/HIV Networking Zone bring together diverse experiences in the fight against TB and HIV from around the globe: 

For more information on the TB/HIV Networking Zone:

Sarah Kirk
Global Health Campaign Manager (Tuberculosis), RESULTS International (Australia) Inc.
sarah.kirk@results.org.au; +1300 713 037 

Mandy Slutsker
Senior Project Associate, ACTION Secretariat 
mslutsker@results.org; 202-783-4800 ext. 106