TB 2018 was an official pre-conference of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). The meeting took place Sunday, 22 July 2018, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, just prior to AIDS 2018. It is co-hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
This was an opportunity to highlight the key scientific challenges related to TB and TB/HIV research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment to set the stage for the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on TB. Under the theme, Bridging the TB and HIV Communities, TB 2018 focused on cutting-edge research gaps to address concrete service delivery issues, translating science into practice.
TB 2018 statement to global leaders
Together we can prevent 2 million deaths by 2022
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of people living with HIV: it causes 40% of all HIV deaths worldwide. Every year, we lose almost half a million family members, friends and colleagues living with HIV to TB. But there is no reason for anyone to die from this curable disease.
Read the TB 2018 statement to global leaders