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South Africa’s XDR-TB epidemic is due to transmission rather than evolution of resistant strains

A study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, evaluating the social networks as well as clinical and genotypic data from individuals with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has concluded that

Published
04 March 2016
By
Theo Smart
Empirical TB treatment comes up short again

A South African trial has found that a strategy allowing primary care nurses to quickly provide empirical tuberculosis (TB) treatment for newly diagnosed people with advanced HIV disease

Published
26 February 2016
By
Theo Smart
Large-scale household TB screening shows feasibility in PopART trial

Offering TB screening as part of a home-based HIV testing intervention has the potential to identify numerous TB cases that would otherwise have gone undiagnosed, a report from

Published
25 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV and TB link the Bronx and Tugela Ferry in a story of human rights and social justice

The HIV and TB epidemics in the Bronx (USA) and Tugela Ferry (South Africa) tell a story of a disease that goes beyond a plot line of host and pathogen,, with a common theme of human rights and social justice said Dr. Gerald Friedland of Yale University’s School of Medicine, in the N’Galy-Mann lecture on the opening night of this conference.

Published
24 February 2016
From
Science Speaks
Blood test could transform tuberculosis diagnosis, help monitor treatment effectiveness

A simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis could make it easier and cheaper to control a disease that kills 1.5 million people every year.

Published
22 February 2016
From
Stanford Medical Center Report
Progress report on promises made to improve South Africa’s health services

Over the last three years South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has made several promises to improve health care in his annual state of the nation address. This includes fighting TB, improving life expectancy and reducing maternal, infant and under five mortality. Health and Medicine Editor Candice Bailey asked a panel of academics to assess whether the promises have been kept.

Published
11 February 2016
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The Conversation
New Report and Monitoring Tool: HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons

A new report from Harm Reduction International identifies some of the most important human rights and public health standards relating to HIV, HCV and TB in prisons, and the vital role of harm reduction provision in ensuring them.

Published
10 February 2016
From
Harm Reduction International
Most commonly used TB test fails to accurately diagnose pregnant HIV+ women

The most commonly used test for tuberculosis fails to accurately diagnose TB in up to 50 percent of pregnant women who are HIV+, new research has found. The research is believed to be the first study to compare the accuracy of two TB tests – the Quantiferon Gold In Tube® blood test and the more commonly used TST or tuberculin skin test—in this population.

Published
26 January 2016
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Science Daily
Southern African mining sector to receive $140m for anti-TB initiatives

The World Bank is set to release the first tranche of its $120-million contribution to the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in Southern Africa’s mining sector during the first quarter of this year.

Published
20 January 2016
From
Mining Weekly
European Union Joint Action on HIV and Co - infection Prevention and Harm Reduction launched

On 14-15 January 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Union Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) held its first Partnership Forum to kick off activities. HA-REACT addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID).

Published
18 January 2016
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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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