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TB PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Tuberculosis (TB) kills 1.4 million people each year. Despite being curable, it is the leading cause of death for HIV-positive people globally. HIV significantly increases the risk for developing TB disease. People at risk for both diseases require TB and HIV services that work together. TAG’s TB/HIV Project strengthens community-driven advocacy for better TB and TB/HIV research, and high-quality programs and policies worldwide. The project educates, mobilizes, and empowers communities to increase community understanding of TB/HIV coinfection and to catalyze action to reduce new infections, deaths, and suffering from TB and TB/HIV. The project works with researchers, community advocates, policy makers, and global coalitions to increase the quantity and improve the quality of research that can lead to shorter, easier TB treatment, more accurate diagnostics, and better preventive options.