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Investing in national TB programmes has a real impact on burden of the disease

Investment in national tuberculosis (TB) programmes improves TB detection rates, a study published in a special supplement of the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows. Investigators found that each additional

Published
05 April 2012
By
Michael Carter
A low CD4 cell count, weight and haemoglobin can identify which HIV-positive patients are more likely to have undiagnosed TB

Undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) is common among patients receiving routine HIV care in South Africa, a study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency

Published
04 April 2012
By
Michael Carter
Towards TB elimination: ECDC and ERS introduce new guidelines on tuberculosis care in Europe

Today, the European Respiratory Society and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control publish their jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care. The 21 patient-centered standards aim to guide clinicians and public health workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis in Europe - with nearly 74,000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing that TB remains a public health challenge across the region.

Published
01 April 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Diagnosing and preventing TB in children

In the second part of this series, HATIP looks at diagnosing and preventing TB in children.

Published
30 March 2012
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Limited provision of TB services in prison in countries receiving Global Fund grants

Only 50% of countries in receipt of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provide tuberculosis (TB) services in prisons, according to research

Published
30 March 2012
By
Michael Carter
Russia: Several regional hospitals face stock-outs of TB medicines

Representatives of Russian NGOs say that several regional hospitals face stock-outs of TB medicines, which in turn may lead to a mortality increase among TB-infected patients. This situation, according to them, is closely linked to the refusal of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation (MSHD) to accept aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Published
29 March 2012
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EATG
Report shows $1.37 billion gap in R&D funding needed to eliminate TB by 2050

TB research and development investment increased 76 percent between 2005 and 2010, but investment has slowed markedly, with only 2 percent growth since 2009. The $630.4 million 2010 investment is only one-third of the $2 billion needed to stay on track with the Global Plan to Stop TB 10-year implementation and research strategy to eliminate [...](Read more...)

Published
28 March 2012
From
Science Speaks
SOUTH AFRICA: No HIV and TB workplace policy, no mining licence

 Regulators are increasingly scrutinizing HIV and TB responses in South Africa's mining sector, which could lead to the industry being hit where it hurts - the bottom line.

Published
26 March 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
New UK guidance points the way to tackling tuberculosis among hard-to-reach groups

New public health guidance from NICE published today, ahead of World TB day (24 March), provides a blueprint for improving the way tuberculosis (TB) is identified and managed among groups of people who are hard to reach through traditional health care services.

Published
26 March 2012
From
NICE press release
Low CD4 cell count increases risk of severe forms of extra-pulmonary TB

A low CD4 cell count is associated with more severe forms of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), US investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The mortality

Published
26 March 2012
By
Michael Carter

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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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