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Einstein awarded $6 million grant to develop new TB vaccine against drug-resistant strains

The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University a five-year, $5.9 million grant to develop a new vaccine against tuberculosis, including the toughest-to-treat forms of the disease known as multi drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant.

Published
31 May 2012
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Reducing TB transmission in ‘hotspots’ could have widespread benefit

In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that public health efforts to reduce tuberculosis transmission in geographic “hotspots” where infections are highest could significantly reduce TB transmission on a broader scale.

Published
30 May 2012
From
Science Speaks
New laboratory tests to enhance TB diagnosis: Microscopy, LAM and Xpert MTB/RIF used as a drug resistance test

The third in a series looking at the implications of new laboratory tests for TB diagnosis, particularly in people living with HIV.

Published
25 May 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
MDR-TB and the BRICS

At the 65th World Health Assembly, UNITAID held a technical briefing to propose a new paradigm for middle-income countries to drive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) markets for greater public health good

Published
25 May 2012
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UNITAID
KENYA: Curbing the spread of TB in infected households

Good hygiene practices are an important component of TB infection control and prevention, but maintaining them is not easy in an informal settlement, where houses are crammed together and sanitation facilities hard to come by.

Published
25 May 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Experts, Advocates Urge Continued Funding For Research Into HIV, TB Vaccines

"[P]articipants at a symposium held last week by the U.K. Consortium on AIDS and International Development warned that [progress on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) vaccines] could be jeopardized by the recent downturn in global health funding," BMJ reports.

Published
23 May 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
UK: New pre-entry TB screening for visa applicants

Those travelling to the UK could be screened for tuberculosis before being granted a visa, the Home Office says.

Published
23 May 2012
From
BBC News
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: non-communicable diseases, HIV and TB

Conditions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, and awareness of these conditions in people living with HIV and/or TB.

Published
18 May 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
No more TB suspects: time to change the way we talk about tuberculosis

The words ‘defaulter’, ‘suspect’ and ‘control’ have been part of the language of tuberculosis (TB) services for many decades, and they continue to be used in international guidelines and published literature. The detrimental effect of such negative language is detailed by TB experts from around the world in an article.

Published
17 May 2012
From
Stop TB Partnership
UNITAID seeks innovative HIV, TB and malaria proposals

UNITAID is inviting letters of intent (LOI), or short conceptual presentations of a proposed project, on the topic of improving access to key preventive, diagnostic and treatment commodities for HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria through market-based approaches.  UNITAID works to negotiate low pricing for diagnostics and medication for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries.

Published
16 May 2012
From
Science Speaks

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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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