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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...

    From: Factsheets

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  • TB and HIV

    If HIV has weakened your immune system, you are more vulnerable to infection with tuberculosis (TB). TB is an infection caused by bacteria. It is...

    From: The basics

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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

    Information level Level 1
  • Diagnosed with HIV at a low CD4 count

    NAM's factsheet on being diagnosed with HIV when already at a low CD4 cell count...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Tuberculosis

    Information on tuberculosis, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and interactions with HIV and antiretroviral therapy....

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4
  • HIV & TB

    This booklet gives introductory information about tuberculosis (TB) and how it is treated. ...

    From: Booklets

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  • South Africa: ARV Programme Saves 780 000 Lives

    South Africa's HIV antiretroviral treatment programme saved 780 000 lives between 2003 and 2012, according to a recently released independent review. But the tuberculosis programme is failing to meet targets.

    14 April 2014 | Health-e
  • Mass TB Tests 'Would Save Billions'

    A World Bank study has estimated that South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique could save approximately 13 billion rand a year in increased productivity and reduced TB transmission by spending 330 million rand per year to test and treat miners in the gold and platinum mining industry for TB.

    31 March 2014 | Business Daily
  • Announcement: Updated Guidelines on Managing Drug Interactions in the Treatment of HIV-Related Tuberculosis

    The updated guidelines include recommendations for use of newer antiretroviral drugs, including those in new classes, such as CCR5 receptor antagonists and integrase inhibitors. The new guidelines provide additional recommendations regarding use of rifampin with antiretroviral therapy; these recommendations are critical in regions where rifabutin is unavailable.

    31 March 2014 | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB

    New consensus statements have been developed to help tackle the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

    26 March 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Flatlined: U.S. Government Investments in Tuberculosis Research and Development, 2009–2012

    There were only 9,951 new domestic cases of TB in 2012, the lowest level since reporting began in 1953.2 Yet falling funding for TB research threatens to roll back the hard-won achievements of the last two decades.

    24 March 2014 | Treatment Action Group
  • Combating Tuberculosis: special report

    Tuberculosis remains one of the greatest public health risks in many low- and middle-income countries, while the emergence of deadly new drug-resistant strains of TB threatens to unravel years of progress.

    24 March 2014 | Financial Times
  • China 'has halved its TB problem'

    China has more than halved its tuberculosis (TB) prevalence, with rates falling from 170 to 59 per 100,000 of population, figures suggest.

    18 March 2014 | BBC Health
  • Public Health England Study Examines Spread of MDR-TB

    Vaccine News Daily reported on a Public Health England (PHE) study of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) in the United Kingdom. According to PHE, MDR TB cases increased from 28 cases per year to 81 in the past 12 years for a total of approximately 681 confirmed cases between 2000 and 2012.

    17 March 2014 | CDC National Prevention Information Network
  • South Africa Battles Drug-Resistant TB

    Despite an increase in diagnosis times, South Africa is facing a growing drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) burden as nationally there remains a large gap between the number of patients diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and those who start treatment.

    12 March 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • Xpert TB test doesn’t reduce morbidity but it does have important advantages

    While it is disappointing that the Xpert did not confer a morbidity or mortality benefit, its advantages include quicker and easier diagnosis with less work for health workers.

    10 March 2014 | HIV i-Base
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