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Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious

Scientists conducted a large-scale analysis of the proteins and genomes of mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are common in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and found features that provide a possible explanation for their epidemiological success.

Published
19 August 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Package of prophylaxis against infections reduces the risk of death for people starting HIV treatment very late

A package of enhanced prophylaxis against infections significantly reduced the risk of death in adults and children with advanced HIV disease after starting antiretroviral treatment in a

Published
08 August 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
UNITAID launches global initiative to prevent tuberculosis

UNITAID is calling for innovative proposals to make new, shorter preventive treatment regimens more easily available to those who could benefit most. The proposals that show most promise will be recommended for funding.

Published
25 May 2016
From
UNITAID
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
Proactively treating HIV patients at risk for tuberculosis with multidrug TB therapy doesn’t save more lives

In what investigators say is a surprise finding, results of a new study appear to strongly affirm the effectiveness of prescribing the anti-tuberculosis drug isoniazid alone — in place of the standard four-drug regimen — to prevent TB and reduce death in people with advanced HIV/AIDS infections. Those with HIV and AIDS are highly susceptible to TB.

Published
21 March 2016
From
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say

Adults at greater risk for latent tuberculosis infection should be screened for the condition, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends.

Published
09 March 2016
From
U.S. News & World Report
Three-month isoniazid/pyrazinamide regimen prevents TB as well as 6-month isoniazid in people living with HIV

A daily three-month regimen of isoniazid and pyrazinamide is just as effective at preventing the development of active tuberculosis (TB) as a six-month course of isoniazid in

Published
22 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Presumptive treatment of TB in advanced HIV no better than giving ART and isoniazid

Giving treatment for tuberculosis to all people with very advanced HIV disease at the time they start antiretroviral therapy, before a laboratory diagnosis of TB –

Published
21 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Starting HIV treatment at CD4 count above 500 reduces the risk of serious illness and death by 44%, African Temprano trial shows

Starting HIV treatment at a CD4 cell count above 500 reduced the risk of serious illness including tuberculosis (TB), and death, by 44% when compared to starting

Published
26 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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