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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that usually affects the lungs.It can be very serious, particularly for people living with HIV who have a low CD4 count.TB can...

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  • Treatment for TB and HIV

    If tuberculosis (TB) is making you ill and you also have HIV, then you usually need to take treatment for both TB and HIV.You can...

    From: The basics

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  • HATIP #39, 5th January 2005

    Risk of TB doubles in first year of HIV infection http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/95D84EF4-94DE-41FD-B20C-3247321E70DA.asp?hp=1 The risk of developing tuberculosis doubles within the first year of testing HIV positive, according to...

    From: HIV & AIDS treatment in practice

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  • Higher doses of rifampin appear more effective in fighting TB without increasing risk of adverse events

    Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

    29 June 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Could a New Universal Tuberculosis Regimen Help End the TB Pandemic?

    As tuberculosis (TB) is the world's most lethal infectious disease, there is an urgent need to improve the treatment of this bacterial infection. One approach under consideration is the institution of a universal or “pan-TB” regimen comprising new agents capable of treating multidrug-resistant (MDR) and even extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.

    29 May 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Smartphone app keeps an 'eye' on daily tuberculosis therapy

    Johns Hopkins researchers report success with a smart phone video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health care worker required for tuberculosis treatment known as directly observed therapy, or DOT. The preliminary study showed that the app may be less costly and may improve privacy concerns raised by patients compared to in-person visits.

    27 April 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • TB Treatment May Leave Some Patients Contagious

    The World Health Organization’s dosage guidelines for two leading tuberculosis medications may be far too low for patients with H.I.V., allowing them to remain contagious for longer than necessary, a new study has found.

    09 April 2018 | New York Times
  • Higher rifampin doses safe for patients with pulmonary TB

    Results of a phase 2 randomized clinical trial show that up to twice the standard daily dose of rifampin was safe in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. The findings suggest that TB therapy can be shortened using higher doses, which could potentially improve outcomes without increasing toxicity.

    07 March 2018 | Healio
  • Know Your Rights: Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Guide

    This guide is for people who have tuberculosis (TB), people who are at risk for it, and the people who take care of them. It explains what global standards are for TB prevention, treatment, and care, so you can know what services you have the right to receive.

    06 February 2018 | Treatment Action Group
  • Tuberculosis drugs work better with vitamin C: US study

    Tuberculosis patients may have a quicker way to recover. A U.S. new study in mice and in tissue cultures suggested that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it took these drugs to eradicate this pathogen.

    04 January 2018 | Xinhua
  • 3 innovations that could transform TB diagnosis and care

    Ending global tuberculosis will require new diagnostic tools, new ways to support adherence to treatment, new drug regimens, and a vaccine, experts told Devex at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

    18 October 2017 | Devex
  • Ukraine’s TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe

    Controlling the airborne disease takes on additional urgency this year as the country seeks to integrate into EU with a new visa-free regime.

    29 August 2017 | Politico
  • The 2017 Pipeline Report

    Treatment Action Group (TAG) announces the launch of its annual research and development landscape analysis: The Pipeline Report: Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

    19 July 2017 | Treatment Action Group
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