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Patients taking TB treatment may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought

Patients taking directly observed therapy (DOTS) for tuberculosis (TB) may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought, investigators report in the August 15th edition of Clinical

10 August 2010
Michael Carter
The HIV and TB Prison Crisis in Southern Africa

In 1988, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, he contracted tuberculosis (TB). TB is common in prisons, with overcrowded cells and poor ventilation facilitating transmission. Mandela is now long free, but TB remains a threat to all prisoners - and to all South Africans.

23 July 2010
Human Rights Watch HIV/TB
South African gold mines a 'TB factory', activist claims

The gold-mining sector came under heavy criticism from clinicians, ex-miners, advocacy groups and the Minister of Health for the tuberculosis crisis it faces at the

10 June 2010
Lesley Odendal
TB transmission in healthcare settings and improving infection control

TB infection control in health care facilities is vital for the control of TB among people with HIV.

19 December 2006
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
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