Press Conference at AIDS 2014: Dual challenges: Drug-resistant TB and HIV co-infection

AIDS Society of India, Global Stop-TB eForum and Citizen News Service (CNS) are organizing a press conference at the forthcoming XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) on Thursday, 24th July 2014 from 3pm to 3:45pm in Press Conference Room 2, MCEC, Melbourne, Australia. A report compiling personal stories of people with multi-drug resistant TB and HIV co-infection will also be released by CNS followed by a discussion.

Panelists include Dr Haileyesus G Getahun, Coordinator (TB-HIV) at World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme; Dr Ishwar S Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India; Dr Mark Cotton, Director, Children’s Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (KID-CRU), University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa; Dr Philippe Clevenbergh, Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Myanmar; Dr KS Sachdeva, Additional Director General, Central TB Division, India; Hari Singh, TB survivor and PLHIV leader; and Joanna Breitstein, Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance); with Shobha Shukla, Executive Director, Citizen News Service (CNS) as moderator.

Expert remarks will include issues such as: clinical experience of managing drug-resistant TB in people living with HIV (PLHIV), TB in children living with HIV; highlights of post-2015 new TB strategy that was just approved by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2014; TB-HIV collaborative activities in Myanmar and India; community voices from TB and HIV survivor; and update on new anti-TB drugs in the research pipeline.

To attend the press conference, please send a confirmation to Bobby Ramakant - CNS, at


AIDS Society of India (ASI)
Global Stop-TB eForum and
Citizen News Service (CNS)