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Global Fund greenlights regional TB program for miners in Southern Africa

The Wits Health Consortium has been approved as the principal recipient on a new, $30 million regional grant to address the growing problem of tuberculosis among Southern Africa’s miners.

Published
19 September 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
Ugandan experience shows TB detection can be successfully incorporated into community HIV testing campaigns

Community health campaigns provide an opportunity to detect previously undiagnosed cases of tuberculosis (TB), investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
16 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
WHO launches Target Regimen Profiles for TB treatment

Aimed at the pharmaceutical industry, research institutions, product development partnerships and donors, the new profiles seek to guide the drug/regimen development process, enabling important drug and regimen features to respond to the needs of end-users, care providers and policymakers.

Published
08 September 2016
From
World Health Organization
TB Can Persist in Lungs Despite Treatment

The findings show that TB bacteria may persist in the lungs even after patients have finished treatment and are free of clinical symptoms. Although it is unclear how this might affect the risk of disease relapse, the study results underscore the need for new diagnostic methods and improved TB treatment strategies, according to the researchers.

Published
07 September 2016
From
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
New insight into the progression of tuberculosis infection

A new study suggests it may be possible to predict which people infected with TB will develop the disease.

Published
07 September 2016
From
Imperial College London
Underfunded tuberculosis programs often solely responsible for TB-HIV activities, report finds

While tuberculosis remains the number one killer of people living with HIV – with one in three HIV-related deaths attributable to tuberculosis – the burden to provide TB-HIV integrated services falls heavily on tuberculosis programs, not HIV programs, a report from Action finds.

Published
06 September 2016
From
Science Speaks
Without Success in India, We'll Never Control Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Anywhere

Two newly released studies from India make the global fight against antibiotic resistance and drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) feel even more daunting. India is critical to the control of TB and other antibiotic resistance, as it is both the largest consumer of antibiotics in the world and has the highest burden of TB, affecting 2.2 million of its people each year, a quarter of the world total.

Published
01 September 2016
From
Forbes
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
25 August 2016
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

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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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