Daria Podlekareva:
Ole Kirk:

Coordinator: Christian Kraef

Co-infection with tuberculosis (TB) is common among people living with HIV, and TB is globally the most common AIDS defining event and the lead cause of death among people with HIV. 

Often, diagnosis of TB is difficult to establish, and treatment outcome is suboptimal in many regions of the world. Consequently, there is an urgent need for improvement of diagnostics and treatment of TB among people with HIV. A large-size cohort collaboration as RESPOND with significant representation of people with HIV from TB endemic areas, stands in an excellent position to address key questions within the research field of TB-HIV co-infection.

To study TB co-infection among people with HIV enrolled in RESPOND with the overall goal to improve TB management with a special focus on people with HIV in Eastern Europe, but also elsewhere, by providing evidence for optimal management of latent TB infection and TB disease. 

In the RESPOND Tuberculosis Scientific Interest Group, clinicians and biostatisticians will develop and execute specific TB research projects to address relevant questions in TB-HIV co-infection research 

Anna Vassilenko, Minsk, Belarus
Marie-Christine Payen & Stephane De Wit, St-Pierre Cohort, Belgium 
Josip Begovac & Sime Zekan, Crotia Cohort
Alvaro Borges, Copenhagen, Denmark
Isik Somuncu Johansen, Odense, Denmark
Inka Aho, Helsinki, Finland 
Jan-Christian Wasmuth & Stefan Schlabe, Bonn Cohort, Germany
Isabelle Suarez, Cologne Cohort, Germany
Nils Wetzstein, Frankfurt Cohort, Germany
Natalie Bolokadze, Tbilisi, Georgia
Enrico Girardi & Annalisa Saracino, ICONA, Italy 
Raimonda MatulionytÄ—, Vilnius, Lithuania
Ferdinand Wit, ATHENA, the Netherlands
Elzbieta Jablonowska, Lodz, Poland 
Gordana Dragovic Lukic, Belgrade, Serbia 
Josep Maria Llibre & Jose Maria Miro Meda, PISCIS Cohort, Spain 
Piotr Nowak & Xinling Xu, Swedish InfCare HIV Cohort, Sweden
Marie Ballif & Johannes Nemeth, SHCS, Switzerland
Sonia Raffe, Brighton Cohort, UK
Robert Miller & Marc Lipman, Royal Free Cohort, UK
Alain Volny-Anne, EATG
Vani Vannappagari, Viiv Healthcare
Jim Rooney, Gilead
Statistical experts: 
Ashley Roen & Amanda Mocroft
CHIP, Copenhagen:
Lene Ryom 
Bastian Neesgaard
Lars Peters 
Jakob Friis Larsen
Nadine Josephine Jaschinski
Adrian Bentzon 
Christian Kraef
Daria Podlekareva
Ole Kirk