Home Communicable Diseases WHO launches updated guidance on HIV-associated TB


16 May 2024 | Geneva 
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the consolidated guidelines on HIV-associated TB (TB/HIV) that provides a single comprehensive source for the latest evidence-informed TB/HIV recommendations. These guidelines are part of WHO’s Consolidated guidelines on TB and comorbidities. To facilitate implementation of these guidelines, WHO has also published operational guidance on TB/HIV as part of the Operational handbook on TB  and comorbidities, that also includes costed TB screening and diagnostic algorithms, models of integrated care and enablers for scaling up people-centred TB/HIV services. Adoption of the full package of WHO TB/HIV recommendations is expected to save more lives and further reduce the burden of HIV-associated TB.


The objectives of the consolidated guidelines are to:

  • consolidate existing recommendations to address TB and comorbidities;
  • support Member States in implementing effective people-centred interventions to address TB
    and comorbidities and contribute to reducing disease burden, morbidity and mortality, as well
    as costs and financial hardship for people affected by TB and comorbidities; and
  • contribute to reducing the disease burden of TB and comorbidities

These consolidated guidelines are intended for use by people working in ministries of health, particularly TB programmes and the relevant departments or programmes responsible for comorbidities and health-related risk factors for TB, as well as programmes addressing mental health and lung health, implementing partners including technical and funding agencies, civil society and representatives of affected communities, clinicians and public health practitioners.  

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