This guide is one in a series of good practice guides produced by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance). This series brings together expertise from global community-level HIV programming to define and guide good practice in a range of technical areas, including: Human rights and GIPA, HIV prevention, Sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV integration, TB and HIV integration, HIV programming for children, HIV and drug use, and Alliance good practice.
This guide provides you with practical information and tools you need to get started working on TB. It provides you with easy-to-understand information on TB/HIV, highlights the kinds of TB/HIV activities community organisations can support, discusses how to engage effectively with your national TB programme and shows how you can fund and monitor your TB activities. Specifically, this guide does the following:
- describes the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) good practice standards for TB/HIV integration
- provides basic TB and TB/HIV facts
- describes international policies and guidelines on TB
- highlights the kinds of TB/HIV activities community organisations can support
- discusses how to engage effectively with your national TB programme and how to create strong partnerships for TB
- explains how to analyse and interpret TB data to better understand the TB challenges of your country, province, or district
- identifies the steps you can take to select, plan, and monitor your TB activities
- suggests approaches you can use to help fund these activities
This is not a clinical guide to TB/HIV that details all the necessary medical knowledge, clinical presentations, treatment protocols, programmatic guidance, or monitoring and evaluation (M&E), but it will give you a solid basis from which to start. Throughout the guide, we list additional reference materials that do contain these details should you want to gain in-depth knowledge of any of
these areas. This guide is intended for use by CBOs, other civil society organisations (CSOs), and additional groups that work in HIV or other areas of health and want to incorporate TB activities into their programming. It is useful for organisations that are just starting to work in TB as well as those with more experience.