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