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  • 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

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

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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

    Information level Level 1
  • 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

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  • New TB report shows continuing decline in cases in England

    New 2015 data shows evidence of positive start to the early implementation of the TB Strategy with cases down by a third since 2011 peak.

    28 September 2016 | Public Health England
  • Professor Stephen Lawn

    Steve Lawn, who made major contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among populations affected by HIV/AIDS, and to reducing the burden of HIV-associated TB, has died at the age of 50. His pioneering work has resulted in over 250 publications including many influential papers particularly on rapid diagnostic screening for TB, and making important contributions to World Health Organization guidelines.

    28 September 2016 | LSHTM TB Centre
  • UK pledges £1.1bn to global aid fund against Aids, TB and malaria

    Britain will contribute £1.1bn to a global aid fund to help fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria, but will attach a set of “demanding” performance targets, Priti Patel has announced. The money will fund 40m bed nets to tackle malaria, provide enough antiretroviral therapy for 1.3 million people with HIV and support the treatment of 800,000 people with tuberculosis. A proportion of the investment will be used to leverage £100m from the private sector specifically to tackle malaria.

    20 September 2016 | The Guardian
  • Global Fund greenlights regional TB program for miners in Southern Africa

    The Wits Health Consortium has been approved as the principal recipient on a new, $30 million regional grant to address the growing problem of tuberculosis among Southern Africa’s miners.

    19 September 2016 | Global Fund Observer
  • TB Can Persist in Lungs Despite Treatment

    The findings show that TB bacteria may persist in the lungs even after patients have finished treatment and are free of clinical symptoms. Although it is unclear how this might affect the risk of disease relapse, the study results underscore the need for new diagnostic methods and improved TB treatment strategies, according to the researchers.

    07 September 2016 | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • New insight into the progression of tuberculosis infection

    A new study suggests it may be possible to predict which people infected with TB will develop the disease.

    07 September 2016 | Imperial College London
  • Underfunded tuberculosis programs often solely responsible for TB-HIV activities, report finds

    While tuberculosis remains the number one killer of people living with HIV – with one in three HIV-related deaths attributable to tuberculosis – the burden to provide TB-HIV integrated services falls heavily on tuberculosis programs, not HIV programs, a report from Action finds.

    06 September 2016 | Science Speaks
  • Patients with TB and HIV should receive prompt coordinated treatment for both conditions

    Tuberculosis is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Treatment of TB in the presence of HIV infection is one of several special situations addressed in the new guidelines.

    15 August 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • HIV is not a super-spreader of drug-resistant tuberculosis

    While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic fuels tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, it does not drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistance in TB patients as previously suspected, according to a study published in eLife.

    09 August 2016 | EurekAlert (press release)
  • Research charities help marry two major South African HIV/tuberculosis institutes

    As the International AIDS Conference kicked off in Durban, South Africa, today, two of the nation's most prominent biomedical research institutions announced that they will marry and combine resources to attack the raging coepidemic of tuberculosis and HIV in the region.

    18 July 2016 | Science Magazine
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