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




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: 01/Apr/2024