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Neglect of infectious diseases in prisons highlighted at AIDS 2016

“Prisoners are among the most neglected of the key populations; they bear higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than in the communities from which they

Published
15 hours ago
By
Theo Smart
New WHO algorithm to prevent TB deaths in very ill people with HIV

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new diagnostic algorithm in order to reduce the likelihood of ‘seriously ill’ people with HIV dying of undiagnosed and

Published
23 August 2016
By
Theo Smart
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
Patients with TB and HIV should receive prompt coordinated treatment for both conditions

Tuberculosis is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Treatment of TB in the presence of HIV infection is one of several special situations addressed in the new guidelines.

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15 August 2016
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV is not a super-spreader of drug-resistant tuberculosis

While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic fuels tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, it does not drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistance in TB patients as previously suspected, according to a study published in eLife.

Published
09 August 2016
From
EurekAlert (press release)
A detectable CMV viral load could signal a high risk of mortality in older individuals hospitalised with HIV-associated TB

A study conducted in a cohort of hospitalised adults with HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB) co-infection from Khayelitsha found that having a detectable cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load was associated

Published
09 August 2016
By
Theo Smart
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
Training community health workers to perform intensified TB case finding associated with a surge in TB diagnoses in a rural Malawi study

Intensified tuberculosis case finding (TB ICF) by community health workers was associated with a dramatic (20-fold) increase in TB case detection at a very busy antiretroviral therapy

Published
02 August 2016
By
Theo Smart
High-dose rifampicin for TB treatment regimen may improve survival in people with low CD4 cell counts

More aggressive tuberculosis (TB) treatment using a high dose of rifampicin, in addition to antiretroviral therapy (ART), could reduce TB/HIV mortality among people with HIV/TB co-infection with

Published
26 July 2016
By
Theo Smart
Daily TB Treatment Better Than Intermittent

Patients diagnosed with tuberculosis as well as HIV do better in combating tuberculosis with an intensified daily regimen rather than intermittent therapy that delivers less medicine, researchers reported here.

Published
22 July 2016
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MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
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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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