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Isoniazid alone prevents tuberculosis in people with advanced HIV, urine test may lower mortality

Using isoniazid alone to prevent the development of active tuberculosis (TB) in people with advanced HIV disease was equally effective and better tolerated than a common four-drug empirical

Published
25 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Low cost, 25 min TB-test could help reduce tuberculosis death rate among patients with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

A low cost, easy to use, urine test to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) among patients with HIV could help reduce the TB death rate of HIV-positive patients in hospital, according to a new study published in The Lancet today.

Published
14 March 2016
From
Science Daily
Empirical TB treatment comes up short again

A South African trial has found that a strategy allowing primary care nurses to quickly provide empirical tuberculosis (TB) treatment for newly diagnosed people with advanced HIV disease

Published
26 February 2016
By
Theo Smart
Large-scale household TB screening shows feasibility in PopART trial

Offering TB screening as part of a home-based HIV testing intervention has the potential to identify numerous TB cases that would otherwise have gone undiagnosed, a report from

Published
25 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Blood test could transform tuberculosis diagnosis, help monitor treatment effectiveness

A simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis could make it easier and cheaper to control a disease that kills 1.5 million people every year.

Published
22 February 2016
From
Stanford Medical Center Report
Most commonly used TB test fails to accurately diagnose pregnant HIV+ women

The most commonly used test for tuberculosis fails to accurately diagnose TB in up to 50 percent of pregnant women who are HIV+, new research has found. The research is believed to be the first study to compare the accuracy of two TB tests – the Quantiferon Gold In Tube® blood test and the more commonly used TST or tuberculin skin test—in this population.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Science Daily
LAM point-of-care TB testing reduces mortality in people with HIV/TB co-infection in hospital

All-cause 8-week mortality is reduced by rapid point-of-care urine-based testing for tuberculosis (TB), using a test for detection of mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan (LAM) to guide rapid treatment initiation in

Published
08 January 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
Xpert MTB/RIF testing has reduced MDR-TB treatment delays in South Africa

Although the introduction of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for TB and drug-resistant TB has improved the time from clinic presentation to second-line treatment in South Africa since

Published
07 January 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
Community care workers boost TB case finding among hard-to-reach adults

Community care worker active case finding is an effective tool for increasing TB case detection, according to two studies presented at the 46th Union World Conference on

Published
23 December 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
Low implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF among adults with HIV/TB co-infection in 19 low- and middle-income countries

Three quarters of people with HIV/TB co-infection did not receive Xpert MTB/RIF testing for TB diagnosis between 2012 and 2014, according to a survey of cohorts in

Published
21 December 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
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