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TB symptom screen less likely to detect active TB in people taking HIV treatment

The four-symptom screen for active tuberculosis (TB) that is recommended for all people living with HIV in lower-income settings is less likely to detect active TB in

Published
14 September 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
New TB cases occur rapidly among close contacts of people with pulmonary TB

The close contacts of people with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) have high rates of the disease, according to US and Canadian research published in The

Published
12 June 2018
By
Michael Carter
New TB screening methods cut deaths in people with HIV

Screening for tuberculosis (TB) and intensified follow-up of TB cases in people starting antiretroviral therapy and urine-based screening of inpatients with HIV both have the potential to

Published
05 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

Diagnosing a lung disease like tuberculosis with a urine test may seem illogical, but a group of American researchers is now a step closer to that goal. Scientists at George Mason University have improved by at least 100 times the accuracy of testing for a sugar shed by tuberculosis bacteria, meaning that a simple dipstick urine test may soon become possible.

Published
02 January 2018
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New York Times
3 innovations that could transform TB diagnosis and care

Ending global tuberculosis will require new diagnostic tools, new ways to support adherence to treatment, new drug regimens, and a vaccine, experts told Devex at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

Published
18 October 2017
From
Devex
WHO recommends package of tests, treatment and prevention for 'urgent need' people with HIV with low CD4 counts

A new package of measures to ensure rapid initiation of antiretroviral treatment and diagnosis of opportunistic infections has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to

Published
23 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
TB/HIV outreach finding patients in remote South Africa

A novel tuberculosis and HIV case-finding method effectively detected people with both diseases in a remote area of South Africa, according to researchers.

Published
10 May 2017
From
Healio
‘Significant success’ in reducing TB and HIV/Aids in SA’s prisons

Data presented at a five-day stakeholder meeting shows ‘significant success in screening and treatment for tuberculosis in Free State, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal prisons.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Medical Brief
IDSA Guidelines Recommend Newer Tests to Diagnose Tuberculosis

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on TB diagnosis developed by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Advances in testing prompted the first new guidelines on TB diagnosis in 17 years.

Published
19 December 2016
From
IDSA
The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

Published
13 October 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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