Traditional terms invoke metaphors of transgression and punishment rather than of dignity and cure. Phrases such as “treatment defaulter” and “initial defaulter” apply the moral judgment of loan nonpayment to describe patients who stop treatment or never start it. Other phrases, such as “tuberculosis suspect,” treat patients as if they had committed a crime.
07 April 2015 | EATG / BMJ
USAID funded MEASURE Evaluation to initiate an impact evaluation in Ukraine for two TB programmatic priorities: Improving integration of TB and HIV services to reduce mortality through early diagnosis and treatment for co-infected patients; and providing social support services to improve TB treatment adherence.
30 March 2015 | Science Speaks
Once an active case of extremely drug resistant (XXDR-TB) strain of tuberculosis or totally drug resistant (TDR) TB, 40-year-old Rashid Khan (name changed), has now been completely cured of his disease. Despite having total drug resistance and HIV infection, Khan got cured a few days ago. At one stage he was receiving a cocktail of 18–20 drugs between his HIV and TB regimes. But Bedaquiline made a huge difference in his treatment. He is off medicine now.
24 March 2015 | DNAIndia
The objective of the meeting was to discuss and promote high level scientific interchange on ideas and updates about ongoing clinical trials on empirical TB treatment for preventing early mortality in people living with HIV and assess their eventual impact on policy change. The meeting also discussed the prospect of using rifamycins for prevention of tuberculosis in resource limited settings with high TB and HIV prevalence.
05 March 2015 | World Health Organization
Today, the TB Europe Coalition, with the support of Stop TB Partnership, launches the Fight TB 2015 campaign to ensure that European leaders step up their response to TB to save millions of lives.
18 February 2015 | TB Europe Coalition
The challenges in addressing the implementation of comprehensive HIV, TB and viral hepatitis prevention and treatment activities in the Eastern Ukraine affected by the warfare is complicated and escalating every week.
11 February 2015 | Stop TB Partnership
President Obama's proposed $4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 would increase funding for CDC's viral hepatitis and HIV prevention efforts, boost spending for HIV research, and allocate more to combat antibiotic resistance. But the plan would cut overall global health funding, including support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.
09 February 2015 | HIVandHepatitis.com
MDR-TB occurs when a strain of TB bacteria becomes resistant to two or more “first-line” antibiotic drugs prescribed to combat standard TB. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, cases of MDR-TB nearly doubled from 156 in 2011 to 244 cases in 2013. This was despite the fact that notifications for ordinary TB drastically declined from 47,000 in 2010 to 38,367 in 2012.
26 January 2015 | Inter Press Service
Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have today (19 January 2015) announced an £11.5 million investment as part of a collaborative initiative to decrease TB cases and ultimately eliminate TB as a public health problem in England.
19 January 2015 | Public Health England press release
At a press conference convened by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Ukraine today, a group of patients, experts and activists delivered a strong message that the country is experiencing a preventable tuberculosis (TB) outbreak this year due to the failure of state procurements to obtain essential medications. Activists urged that immediate measures be taken to address the crisis, including distributing needed medical supplies, creating transparent procurement systems and assessing the effectiveness of TB treatment for each patient in accordance to international standards.
15 January 2015 | AIDS Healthcare Foundation press release