Clinical Management of Tuberculosis/ Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) Coinfection 2023




This course has been developed through PAHO, with support from the Virtual Campus for Public Health. It is available in both English and Spanish.

Course Introduction

This course provides a comprehensive update on the clinical management of TB/HIV. It introduces basics concepts in TB/HIV while at the same time encompasses innovations in diagnostic techniques, treatment, prevention and overall care.

Each module begins with a browsable content; the content can also be downloaded in PDF format. Additionally, each module contains an interactive activity and brief assessment questions. At the end of the course, a final exam will be provided.


To provide updated clinical guidance for TB/HIV management, with emphasis on the latest recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and overall care.


By the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

Define basic concepts of TB/HIV etiology and transmission.

Identify clinical manifestations of TB, HIV and TB/HIV co-infection

Distinguish between different diagnostic techniques and select the most effective methods.

Select appropriate treatment regimens for the management of TB/HIV co-infection (case based)

Implement TB/HIV prevention strategies in healthcare settings, communities and amongst at-risk populations.

Identify appropriate diagnostic and treatment methods in the management of drug- resistant TB/HIV

Highlight special considerations in the management of children and adolescents affected by TB/HIV

Identify and manage other co-morbidities which may concomitantly affect patients with TB/HIV

Target Audience

This course has been designed for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are engaged in the clinical management of patients with TB/HIV co-infection in health care facilities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as for TB/HIV program managers.

Course Duration

The course in its entirety can be completed within 60 hours. However, participants will have the option of self-pacing and may save their progress as they advance through the course.


This is a virtual self-learning course. It is free of cost and accessible without time constraints.

Last update: 10/May/2023