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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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  • 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...

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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...

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  • Tuberculosis

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

    From: HIV treatments directory

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  • HIV & TB

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

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  • Ukraine’s capital is facing an explosive TB epidemic

    Kiev may be facing an unprecedented tuberculosis crisis. This is according to Larissa Kanarovskaya, the Head of the Kiev City Union of health workers. On December 1, 2014, at a press conference (a video in Russian can be seen here), she announced that on the average, 100 people die every day in Ukraine’s capital, of which one case is from active tuberculosis.

    17 December 2014 | TB Europe Coalition
  • Johnson & Johnson announces collaboration between Janssen and USAID to expand access to anti-multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) compound

    Memorandum of Understanding signed to address the global health threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

    12 December 2014 | PR Newswire
  • Xpert TB Takes Twice Longer Than Standard TB Test In HIV+ Of Durban

    Xpert MTB/RIF testing for pulmonary tuberculosis in a central lab took twice longer than sputum smear microscopy among HIV-positive patients with suspected pulmonary TB in Durban, South Africa. The authors believe Xpert results in “operational delays that limit the test's clinical utility for diagnosing pulmonary TB” in their patients.

    09 December 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • The Next Big Epidemic: The Wave of Tuberculosis

    In the midst of the current widespread Ebola outbreak, we have to stop and think. What is the next epidemic – and are we already facing it? Even though tuberculosis is treatable, it is spreading rapidly, taking the lives of over 1.5 million people each ...

    05 December 2014 | Saporta Report
  • Modern life fuels an old infection: Could diabetes inflame the TB epidemic?

    As the developing world becomes more developed, the rise in prosperity in these countries could also result in the rise of a lethal infectious disease -- tuberculosis (TB). It is not widely known that diabetes also triples the risk a person will develop TB. "Diabetes reduces peoples immunity," says Dr. Anthony Harries, senior adviser to the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases . "The same biology underlies the interaction between TB and HIV, which attacks and destroys your immune system. Globally we have about 2 billion people with latent TB. Put diabetes into that equation and you immediately see there is a problem."

    20 November 2014 | CNN
  • TB activists call for a bigger piece of the pie from the Global Fund

    Today (October 31) TB activists interrupted the plenary session at the 45th Conference on Lung Health, calling on the Global Fund and partners to increase the amount of funds allocated to TB without jeopardizing funding to HIV and malaria and other diseases.

    04 November 2014 | TB Online
  • 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB activists speak out

    At a symposium on Saturday entitled “Community driven solutions: present perspectives and future vision”, four community TB activists shared their goals and challenges as they work to elevate tuberculosis awareness and ensure humane supportive care to patients with tuberculosis.

    04 November 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Russia: Lawmakers, medics urge compulsory treatment of tuberculosis

    Is it right to resort to compulsion to cure a sick person? Russian legislator Alexander Kravets is going to initiate a legal act which, if adopted, will empower medics to send tuberculosis patients who refuse to receive medical aid to hospitals for compulsory treatment without waiting for a court ruling. “On the excuse of human rights protection people infected with the tubercle bacillus are free to go wherever they want without any medical supervision,” says Kravets.

    31 October 2014 | TASS
  • WHO report shows progress on HIV-associated TB but pace needs to be faster

    The Global Tuberculosis Report 2014 highlights that while the number of TB deaths among people living with HIV has been falling for almost a decade—from 540 000 in 2004 to 360 000 in 2013—early case detection, antiretroviral treatment, preventive therapy and other key activities need to be further scaled-up.

    27 October 2014 | UNAIDS
  • 'Nine million have TB' - WHO report

    The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.

    22 October 2014 | BBC Health
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