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New TB skin test safe, easy to use

A new skin test for latent M. tuberculosis, was safe and easy to use, and addresses the problem of false positive skin test results in patients who have received the BCG vaccine, according to data presented at the American Thoracic Society 2016 International Conference.

Published
24 May 2016
From
Healio
Leave no one behind: Stop TB Partnership launches seven key population briefs

The Stop TB Partnership today launched a series of briefs on TB key populations recognizing that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to ending the TB epidemic.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Stop TB Partnership
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
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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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