A significant reduction in Global Fund funding to Eastern European and Central Asian countries could undermine progress made in the fight against TB and HIV. This report calls on the EU to step in and fill the gaps left by global donors.
Released at the 2012 International AIDS Conference, our report outlines challenges and opportunities for the Global Fund - an organization that remains critical to eventually eliminating TB as a leading killer of people living with HIV.
The most common TB diagnostic is more than 130 years old and fails to detect the disease in many people living with HIV. GeneXpert is a new technology endorsed by the World Health Organization that can detect TB in people living with HIV.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of people living with HIV, causing one in four deaths. TB and HIV form a lethal combination, each speeding the other’s progress. In order to win the fight against HIV, we must win the fight against TB.