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HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: Pregnancy and TB/HIV

This article explains how to prevent and treat TB in pregnant women to protect both mother and child.

Published
14 February 2013
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: Drug-resistant TB

This article summarises the key recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant TB for nurses, and highlights examples of best practice in their care.

Published
28 January 2013
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: TB infection control

This article provides practical information for nurses on TB infection control.

Published
14 January 2013
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Reducing TB transmission in ‘hotspots’ could have widespread benefit

In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that public health efforts to reduce tuberculosis transmission in geographic “hotspots” where infections are highest could significantly reduce TB transmission on a broader scale.

Published
30 May 2012
From
Science Speaks
KENYA: Curbing the spread of TB in infected households

Good hygiene practices are an important component of TB infection control and prevention, but maintaining them is not easy in an informal settlement, where houses are crammed together and sanitation facilities hard to come by.

Published
25 May 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
SWAZILAND: Nurses demand protection from TB infection

Hospitals are not protecting their workers from tuberculosis (TB) infection, say nurses in Swaziland, who recently staged a rare public demonstration to draw attention to how vulnerable they are to this highly infectious disease.

Published
27 April 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
A low CD4 cell count, weight and haemoglobin can identify which HIV-positive patients are more likely to have undiagnosed TB

Undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) is common among patients receiving routine HIV care in South Africa, a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency

Published
04 April 2012
By
Michael Carter
China reports 900,000 cases of active TB in 2011

About 900,000 cases of active tuberculosis (TB) were discovered and treated in 2011, including 423,000 infectious cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Monday at a press conference.

Published
20 March 2012
From
Xinhuanet.com
ART and TB prevention

This edition explores what is known about the potential benefits and limits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for TB prevention and control.

Published
25 November 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Simple face masks could significantly prevent spread of TB to non-infected patients

(American Thoracic Society) Face masks worn by patients infected with tuberculosis (TB) may be able to significantly cut transmission rates to non-infected patients, according to a new study by researchers from the US and South Africa.

Published
17 May 2011
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis

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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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