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  • TB treatment
    TB Alliance partners with PepsiCo to advance the fight for improved medicines for children
    TB Alliance | 6 hours ago

    TB Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing better and faster cures for tuberculosis (TB), today announced a unique collaboration with food and beverage company PepsiCo designed to improve the treatment for children with TB. Many of today’s TB treatments are very bitter or unpleasant in taste, which when compounded with the long duration of treatment for TB, can lead to low tolerance and poor compliance – especially among children.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines
    World Health Organization | 27 October 2016

    Over one million people in low- and middle-income countries have been treated with a revolutionary new cure for hepatitis C since its introduction two years ago.

  • Health monitoring in resource-limited settings
    Africa has an essential medicines list. Now it needs one for diagnostics
    The Conversation | 27 October 2016

    An essential diagnostics list would detail diagnostic tests that should be available to people who need them. These could range from point-of-care tests in physicians’ offices or in pharmacies to high-complexity tests in reference laboratories. The end result would be a health system where people were more accurately diagnosed and treated, where disease outbreaks could be identified earlier, and diagnostic tests performed according to a high standard.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    South Africa’s healthcare workers hard hit by TB infections
    Health-e | 27 October 2016

    Exposure to infectious patients, high HIV rates and a lack of ventilation in facilities are some of the reasons healthcare workers in South Africa have the one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Generic HIV drugs will be a good thing right?
    Project Inform | 27 October 2016

    It is an open question whether generic competition in the United States, at least in the short term, will actually materialize or if it does, lead to reduced prices. If savings are realized, there is also no guarantee they will be funneled back into other critical HIV services.

  • Global health initiatives
    AIDS politics: Institutionalization of Solidarity, Exclusion of Context
    Sexuality Policy Watch | 27 October 2016

    This timely book, authored by Hakan Seckinelgin (London School of Economics and Political Science), looks critically at the policy response to AIDS and its institutionalization over time. It raises important questions about who benefits, who decides, and in whose interests decisions are made.

  • Sex workers
    HIVR4P 2016: Services for female sex workers show low cost impact
    Science Speaks | 27 October 2016

    Presentations this morning highlighted efforts to reach female sex workers with data from studies in South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya that provided HIV self-testing, antiretroviral treatment, pre-exposure prophylactic use of antiretroviral drugs — PrEP — and other services.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    Final data backs early findings, WHO recommendations, showing shorter MDR TB treatment course working better
    Science Speaks | 26 October 2016

    Presenting results today of a nine month treatment regimen that led to an 82 percent cure rate among 1006 patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers called their findings a breakthrough that can support countries in adopting shorter, more effective and potentially less damaging treatment for TB that is resistant to more than one first line treatment.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    HIV Patient Zero cleared by science
    BBC Health | 26 October 2016

    One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

  • TB treatment
    47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Even “free” TB treatment can come with catastrophic costs
    Science Speaks | 26 October 2016

    Even before the costs of getting diagnosed, picked up in some high-tuberculosis incidence countries by patients themselves, and even before treatment brings its own costs, the financial toll of tuberculosis has already begun, a representative of the World Health Organization said today.

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