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Summary Bulletin | related to the 22nd PCB Meeting

> NGO Delegation’s PCB Summary Bulletin

After the thematic session, the PCB passed several decision points in the record of the meeting, which recognized the need to address the urgent threat that tuberculosis, particularly drug-resistant TB, poses to people living with HIV, and called upon Member States to mobilize community involvement, including faith-based organizations and affected communities, in addressing the prevention and treatment of TB in people living with HIV .

Thematic Segment | related to the 22nd PCB Meeting

> Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) among people living with HIV and how UNAIDS can work with TB communities

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most important causes of illness and death among people living with HIV, despite the fact that TB is mostly preventable and curable. At least 11 million people living with HIV are also infected with TB and at increased risk of developing TB disease. Chronic lack of investment in TB control programmes and TB research has resulted in inadequate prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB and the development and spread of drug-resistant forms of TB that disproportionately affect people living with HIV. Furthermore, the TB programme in many countries can be a highly effective but often underutilized partner in accelerating towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Our NGO Delegation

The Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) was created to serve as the governing body of UNAIDS. The PCB includes a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Delegation composed of five members and five alternates that represent five geographic regions: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America.

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UNAIDS and the UN

UNAIDS was established in 1994 through a resolution of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and made operational in January 1996.

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