Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance

World TB Day 2012


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March 24 is World TB Day. TB is the most common cause of death of people living with HIV.

Globally, it is estimated that 350,000 (0.32 million–0.39 million) deaths from TB occur annually among people who are HIV-positive, accounting for nearly 25% of HIV-related deaths.

Because of this there is an urgent need to address HIV and TB together.

To mark World TB Day 2012 our HIV and TB expert Dr Gitau Mburu has been answering questions on the subject over on the Alliance blog.

Why is it so important to integrate HIV and TB services? What is the Alliance doing to integrate HIV and TB services around the world? Click here to find out the answers to these questions and more.

You can also read this blog on the Huffington Post UK which looks at the effect Global Fund funding cancellations will have on the TB and HIV response: Progress on eradicating TB at risk.

More on HIV and TB

The facts: Find out more about TB and HIV.

Case study: Flick through our new case study 'Improving early detection of tuberculosis through verbal screening'.

Policy briefing: Read a new briefing from the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development on Fighting TB/HIV co-infection.

A personal story: Key Correspondent Sidi Sarro tells the story of Elizabeth, who has made a remarkable recovery following TB treatment in Kenya.