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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
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
TB2016 demands a global commitment to end TB

While much of TB2016, held on the eve of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) from 16-17 July 2016 was devoted to the rapidly evolving science in

Published
19 July 2016
By
Theo Smart
Research charities help marry two major South African HIV/tuberculosis institutes

As the International AIDS Conference kicked off in Durban, South Africa, today, two of the nation's most prominent biomedical research institutions announced that they will marry and combine resources to attack the raging coepidemic of tuberculosis and HIV in the region.

Published
18 July 2016
From
Science Magazine
Shortened regimen for MDR-TB shows good results for children

The use of the shortened 9-month treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), known as the ‘Bangladesh regimen’ has shown to be successful in 83% of children and adolescents

Published
18 July 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
The Lancet: Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis

The War on Drugs, mass incarceration of drug users, and the failure to provide proven harm reduction and treatment strategies has led to high levels of HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B and C infection among prisoners--far higher than in the general population. With an estimated 30 million people passing in and out of prisons every year, prisoners will be key to controlling HIV and tuberculosis epidemics worldwide, according to a major six-part Series on HIV and related infections in prisoners, published in The Lancet and being presented at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Published
17 July 2016
From
EurekAlert
“Towards Ending the Neglect?” DNDi Releases Update on its Paediatric HIV Programme

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has released an update on its efforts to develop optimal child-adapted antiretroviral formulations. This document details some recent progress towards its final goal of developing “4-in-1” fixed-dose combinations using the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended treat­ment regimen for infants and young chil­dren.

Published
17 July 2016
From
DNDi
TB2016 highlights efforts to strengthen the global fight against tuberculosis, the leading killer of people with HIV

Urgency in efforts to address the devastating global impact of tuberculosis (TB), and opportunities to make major inroads against the infectious disease, are being featured at TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to TB, immediately preceding AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa.

Published
16 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
Frequently asked questions about the implementation of the new WHO recommendation on the use of the shorter MDR-TB regimen

These FAQs address key points regarding the implementation of the WHO treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis, 2016 update, in TB and TB/HIV programmes.

Published
15 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
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
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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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