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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria that usually affects the lungs. With careful treatment it can be cured.TB is the single biggest cause...

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  • How TB is passed on

    The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can sometimes pass from one person to another through the air. When someone who is ill with TB in...

    From: The basics

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  • Transmission

    Only people with active pulmonary or laryngeal tuberculosis are infectious to other people. People who have latent or extrapulmonary tuberculosis are not infectious. M. tuberculosis...

    From: HIV treatments directory

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  • UNITAID launches global initiative to prevent tuberculosis

    UNITAID is calling for innovative proposals to make new, shorter preventive treatment regimens more easily available to those who could benefit most. The proposals that show most promise will be recommended for funding.

    25 May 2016 | UNITAID
  • Leave no one behind: Stop TB Partnership launches seven key population briefs

    The Stop TB Partnership today launched a series of briefs on TB key populations recognizing that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to ending the TB epidemic.

    17 May 2016 | Stop TB Partnership
  • Proactively treating HIV patients at risk for tuberculosis with multidrug TB therapy doesn’t save more lives

    In what investigators say is a surprise finding, results of a new study appear to strongly affirm the effectiveness of prescribing the anti-tuberculosis drug isoniazid alone — in place of the standard four-drug regimen — to prevent TB and reduce death in people with advanced HIV/AIDS infections. Those with HIV and AIDS are highly susceptible to TB.

    21 March 2016 | Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say

    Adults at greater risk for latent tuberculosis infection should be screened for the condition, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends.

    09 March 2016 | U.S. News & World Report
  • Unlikely perk of prison life: Free, speedy TB treatment

    South African jails are making notable strides in screening for, and curing, tuberculosis.

    12 January 2016 | Mail & Guardian
  • Sanofi: FDA Approves Priftin Tablets To Treat Latent Tuberculosis Infection

    French drug maker Sanofi announced Tuesday that Priftin (rifapentine) tablets for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    02 December 2014 | RTT News
  • Call to action to halt the looming TB-diabetes co-epidemic

    It is time to act and no time to waste. That is the urgent message of the report "The Looming Co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes: A Call to Action" launched jointly by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) at the opening day of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. The report warns against the brewing storm of diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) that is no longer confined to the teacup.

    29 October 2014 | Citizen News Service
  • WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB infection

    For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona.

    29 October 2014 | Citizen News Service
  • Health Experts: Perfect Storm of Diabetes and Tuberculosis Must Be Headed Off

    The report, The Looming Co-epidemic of TB Diabetes: A Call to Action (1), launched on the opening day of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain October 28 - November 1, synthesizes evidence from the medical and scientific literature, promotes an international policy framework for action, and lays out a new research agenda to fill knowledge gaps. The report challenges the conventional approach to health policymaking, which has historically addressed infectious diseases and noncommunicable (or “chronic”) diseases independently.

    29 October 2014 | International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Isoniazid significantly reduced TB incidence in HIV patients receiving HAART

    The use of isoniazid as preventive therapy among HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is associated with significantly lower tuberculosis incidence, reported Bethel Shiferaw, MD, MPH, from Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, at IDWeek 2014.

    16 October 2014 | Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR)
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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
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