ICASA 2017 - Satellite Meeting - December 5th 2017
The 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) will be held from December 4-9, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the ANRS is organizing a satellite symposium at ICASA 2017, the purpose of which is to reiterate the need for isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) to prevent tuberculosis among HIV-infected people in Africa. And you can also come and talk to us at our stand!
This symposium is particularly important because it will argue for the application of the WHO 1993 recommendation concerning IPT for HIV-infected people in resource-limited countries, where it is unevenly applied, despite the fact that there is scientific evidence of its preventive benefits.
Results from the ANRS TEMPRANO trial published in The Lancet Global Health in early October 2017 further strengthen the argument in favor of IPT.
Experts will take stock of the latest findings, WHO recommendations, and hands-on experience of implementation of IPT in the field. Directors of HIV and tuberculosis programs together with representatives of civil society will then discuss the obstacles encountered and ways to expedite implementation of this treatment/ the obstacles to implementation of this treatment implementation and how to overcome them.
Come and see us at the ANRS stand
The ANRS stand (number 88) will be open throughout ICASA 2017. Each day we will organize meetings with researchers who will present their latest findings on HIV and viral hepatitis in resource-limited settings.
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