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Why is the world's largest IPT programme not even bigger?

Theo Smart
Published: 19 July 2012

As Professor van der Walt said in an interview with me at the South African TB conference, there is a push to get South Africa to provide continuous isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) to people with HIV without symptoms of TB.;

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Aurum Institute launches `Managing TB in a New Era of Diagnostics`

Theo Smart
Published: 16 July 2012

A new tool to assist primary health care nurses managing TB & TB-HIV;

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South African TB conference: an interview with conference co-chair Martie van der Walt

Theo Smart
Published: 13 July 2012

“This conference is on tuberculosis TB/HIV integration but when you can actually look at what is going on in the health services over all, there’s very little integration really,” said Professor Martie van der Walt, who currently heads the TB research unit of South Africa’s Medical Research Council.;

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GeneXpert MTB/RIF: new developments on uptake and pricing

Theo Smart
Published: 19 June 2012

The advocacy pre-meeting at the South African TB Conference started with a presentation on GeneXpert and the need for affordable TB diagnostics by Colleen Daniels, formerly with WHO’s STOP TB Department, but now the Senior Policy Associate for TB with the Treatment Action Group (TAG), a rather remarkable coup for the organisation. She provided some interesting data on the early uptake of the Xpert MTB/Rif test for TB, which was covered in a recent series of HATIP editions.;

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap