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UNAIDS reports mixed progress towards reaching the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75%

Five countries met the target three years ahead of the 2020 deadline and 18 more are on track; however, most countries are lagging behind and risk missing the target completely. UNAIDS urges countries to step up action.

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3 hours ago
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UNAIDS press release
The Lancet: Experts set out targets to eliminate tuberculosis within a generation

A world free of tuberculosis (TB) is possible by 2045 if increased political will and financial resources are directed towards priority areas including providing evidence-based interventions to everyone, especially to high risk groups, and increasing research to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB. Funding this response will require substantial investments, and accountability mechanisms will be necessary to ensure that promises are kept and targets are reached.

Published
21 March 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
'Short' drug-resistant TB regimen could cut treatment time by more than half

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a US journal Wednesday.

Published
14 March 2019
From
FRANCE 24
Co-administration of dolutegravir-based treatment and short course of rifapentine/isoniazid (3HP) well tolerated in people living with HIV

Co-administration of dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy and short course (12 weeks) of rifapentine/isoniazid (3HP) for people living with HIV needing preventative treatment for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection was well

Published
12 March 2019
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
TB Preventive Therapy Safe in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women who are infected with HIV and are at risk of tuberculosis co-infection can undergo isoniazid prevention therapy without causing harm to themselves or their babies, researchers suggested here.

Published
08 March 2019
From
MedPage Today
Deadly drug-resistant TB a ‘blinking red’ global threat

“We should all be more worried about multidrug-resistant TB than we are. It gets nothing like the level of attention it should do,” Peter Sands, Global Fund’s head, told AFP during a visit to New Delhi.

Published
07 February 2019
From
South China Morning Post
Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London.

Published
07 February 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in

Published
07 February 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Urine testing of people with HIV for tuberculosis can save lives and be cost-effective

Screening all hospitalized patients with HIV for tuberculosis using urine tests would improve life expectancy and be cost-effective in Malawi and South Africa, reports an international team of investigators led by Massachusetts General Hospital physicians.

Published
23 January 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Bouquets and brickbats for India's fight against TB, HIV and Malaria

India will become the first country from the global south to host a Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, slated to be held in the national capital on February 7 and 8.

Published
18 January 2019
From
The Week
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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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