TB/HIV 2019 symposium

A new era in TB prevention: Implications for people living with HIV

The International AIDS Society HIV Co-Infections and Co-Morbidities initiative is pleased to announce the TB/HIV 2019 symposium, «A new era in TB prevention: Implications for people living with HIV», as an event entirely devoted to basic and translational research and implementation at the intersection of TB and HIV, and focused on TB prevention.

Date: 20 July 2019
Location: Terraza Virreyes room, Hotel Camino Real Polanco
Mexico City, Mexico

Meeting overview

The TB/HIV 2019 symposium will be convened just prior to IAS 2019 and will be 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 symposium will represent a unique opportunity to bring together a diversity of scientific, programmatic and community interests from of both the HIV and TB fields to share current knowledge on science of latent TB infection, as well as present and future opportunities and challenges in HIV-associated TB prevention. Sessions will explore the latent TB infection, from the biology and immunology perspective, current and future treatment options and the policy and implementation perspectives to decrease the burden of TB in HIV programs, including programmatic approaches through primary health care and differentiated service delivery as crucial opportunities to reach global TB an HIV goals worldwide. Additional focus will also be given to the current and future developments of TB vaccines and the relevance and implications for high burden HIV settings. A final call for action will aim to define and galvanize global and national efforts to increase coverage and attention to reach the new TB prevention goals globally.

The programme will display a mixture of formats, including focused thematic keynotes, a panel discussion, as well as an abstract driven poster exhibition, which will help drive interest from people working in HIV and the TB fields. In addition, the views from the civil society perspectives will allow grounding the topics in real-life experiences. The symposium will emphasize the action that the HIV and TB communities need to take jointly to reach global targets.

The TB/HIV 2019 symposium: A new era in TB prevention: Implications for People living with HIV will cover contemporary topics related to:

  • Tackling latent TB towards reaching the TB and HIV global goals
  • Science of TB latency, research and innovation in TB prevention: implications for people living with HIV. New TB prevention treatments, development of TB vaccines
  • Opportunities to scale up TB preventive treatment, including in HIV-associated TB, children and pregnant women and Drug-Resistant TB
  • Field perspectives in scaling up TB preventive treatment among People living with HIV: programmatic bottleneck, adherence to treatment, community demand creation, lessons learnt from programs in the scale up.

Meeting co-chairs

The meeting will be co-chaired by Dr. Alfredo Ponce de León (National Institute Salvador Zubirán in Mexico) and Dr. Beatriz Grinsztejn (Instituto National de Infectologia Evando Chagas-Fiocruz, Brazil and IAS Governing Council member).


Attendance to this symposium will require prior registration. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

Please click on the button below to register – here you will need to log in to an existing IAS profile or create a new account. You will then be able to register for the meeting by clicking “Pre-meeting registration”.

More information

For more information on the HIV Co-Infections and Co-Morbidities initiative, visit http://www.iasociety.org/HIV-Programmes/Programmes/Co-Infections or contact TB@iasociety.org with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Mexico City!


Dr Alfredo Ponce de León, National Institute Salvador Zubirán, Mexico
Dr Beatriz Grinsztejn, Instituto National de Infectologia Evando Chagas-Fiocruz and IAS Governing Council member , Brazil

Organizing committee members
Sevim Ahmedov, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States
Suvanand Sahu, Stop TB Partnership, Switzerland
Vindi Singh, HIV Department, World Health Organisation, Switzerland
Adeeba Kamarulzaman, University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Eduardo Gotuzzo, Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Peru
Gavin Churchyard, The Aurum Institute, South Africa
Susan Swindells, University of Nebraska Medical Centre, United States
Grania Brigden, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease , Switzerland
Wim Vandevelde, GNP+, South Africa
Lucia Gonzalez Fernandez, International AIDS Society, Switzerland

Please click on the button below to register or apply for a scholarship to attend the TB/HIV 2019 Symposium here you will need to log in to an existing IAS profile or create a new account. You will then be able to register for the meeting by clicking “Pre-meeting registration”.

The TB/HIV 2019 Symposium will sponsor a scholarship programme, aiming to support a number of scholarships to young professionals in the fields from resource-limited settings, and community representatives.