Issue Background

Global HIV & TB

Take 3 minutes to assist IDSA and HIVMA advocacy efforts by letting your Members of Congress know that federal funding for global health and other programs need to be finalized in the weeks ahead, so that new cuts are not set into motion. Contact your Members of Congress today using the IDSA HIVMA Action Center.

The IDSA's and HIVMA’s work on HIV/AIDS is focused heavily on prevention—fostering an understanding of and support for new scientific innovations that could change the course of this deadly epidemic. New approaches to prevention are within reach--from male circumcision to the preventive use of antiretroviral drugs. But successful implementation of those innovations will require leadership, commitment and resources.

The IDSA's and HIVMA’s work on tuberculosis aims to build support for a reinvigorated TB agenda, pressing for new attention to prevention and treatment, as well as enhanced resources for scientific research in pursuit of more effective TB drugs, diagnostics, and an effective TB vaccine.

The IDSA's and HIVMA’s goal on HIV/TB co-infection is to educate policymakers, the media, and the broader public about the extent of the threat and to press for an urgent, comprehensive response. The Center is working to build support for aggressive leadership on co-infection, including better HIV/TB program integration, more robust funding for global HIV and TB prevention and control programs, and increased resources for HIV/TB co-infection research.