Tuberculosis and HIV Infection: Management Strategies for Co-infected Patients

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Course description

Name of the Course
Tuberculosis and HIV Infection: Management Strategies for Co-infected Patients
 (New 3-day Continuing Education Course)
Main Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the current epidemiological situation of HIV/AIDS and TB worldwide and specific to respective country/region
  • Study the reciprocal influence of HIV infection and tuberculosis
  • Study contemporary TB diagnostic approaches in patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Study approaches to the diagnosis of latent TB and indications for chemoprophylaxis against tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients
  • Study diagnostic criteria for pulmonary TB in HIV-infected patients, methods of differential diagnosis of pulmonary TB and AIDS-associated diseases, and treatment methods for pulmonary TB in patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Study clinical presentations, differential diagnosis criteria, and treatment pathways for extrapulmonary TB in HIV-infected patients, depending on organ(s) affected
  • Study contemporary recommendations for ART delivery to patients with TB, particular features of therapy and problems of drug interaction between ARVs and anti-tuberculosis medications
  • Study problems of diagnostics, treatment, and prevention for atypical mycobacteriosis in HIV-infected patients
  • Study approaches to monitoring treatment efficacy and quality
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings
Key Topics Epidemiology of tuberculosis and TB/HIV co-infection; reciprocal influence of TB and HIV infection; screening and diagnostics for TB in patients with HIV; efficacy of methods; extrapulmonary TB in HIV-infected patients; clinical features and differential diagnosis; TB of the respiratory organs in the presence of HIV infection; clinical features; differential diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and other HIV-associated pulmonary diseases; treatment of TB and HIV co-infection; features of ART for patients with TB; drug interactions between ARVs and anti-tuberculosis medications; chemoprophylaxis against TB in HIV-infected patients; atypical mycobacteriosis in HIV-infected patients
Basis of Curriculum, Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided
  • WHO Protocol: Management of Tuberculosis and HIV Co-infection (2006)
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • Medical Management of HIV Infection, J. Bartlett, J. Gallant, 2007
  • Clinical Care Options http://www.clinicaloptions.com
  • Set of slides and handouts
All materials available printed or electronically
Teaching Methods Lectures, small group instruction, clinical case studies, and bedside training.
Target Audience Physicians specializing in infectious diseases, TB specialists, and specialists in related disciplines who are providing treatment and care for HIV-infected patients with tuberculosis.
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty The instructors are experts on treating HIV infection and tuberculosis
Duration 3-day theoretical and practical course