Report from the scoping consultation on severe bacterial infections among people with advanced HIV disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a scoping consultation on severe bacterial infections (SBIs) in advanced HIV disease (AHD), consulting with academics, program managers and civil society representatives.

Severe bacterial infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people with advanced HIV disease, after tuberculosis and cryptococcal disease. For countries to reach the end-AIDS targets for 2030, there is a need to establish a roadmap for managing severe bacterial infections and reduce mortality. The purpose of the meeting was to:

  1. Review the current research and implementation data on the use of prophylactic antibiotics (specifically azithromycin/macrolides) as part of the AHD package of care
  2. To review options for preventing SBIs that are in line with goals of reducing antimicrobial resistance
  3. Present the current evidence on diagnostics for SBIs
  4. Discuss research gaps and implementation challenges.

Download the report here.

Source: WHO

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By World Health Organization

Published: June 22, 2022, 8:20 p.m.

Last updated: June 23, 2022, 11:26 p.m.

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