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Towards more compassionate and effective care for drug resistant TB: improving diagnosis and case detection

The second in a series of articles on improving care for people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, this edition of HATIP focuses on detection and diagnosis.

Published
27 August 2010
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
KENYA: TB patients held in police cells for defaulting on treatment

Kenyan government officials have defended the arrest and incarceration of two men infected with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, who failed to adhere to their treatment.

Published
24 August 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Patients taking TB treatment may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought

Patients taking directly observed therapy (DOTS) for tuberculosis (TB) may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought, investigators report in the August 15th edition of Clinical

Published
10 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
China details plan to fight co-infection of HIV and TB

China's Health Ministry Tuesday detailed a plan to fight co-infection of HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

Published
03 August 2010
From
Xinhua.net
New TB test must reach more people - expert

A new diagnostic tool that reduces to two hours the time needed to detect drug-resistant tuberculosis must be made available to populations vulnerable to the disease, a World Health Organisation expert said.

Published
29 July 2010
From
Reuters
Major funding awarded to improve treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

Albert EinsteinCollege of Medicine awarded $4 million for first-ever prospective study of antiretroviral therapy for people in South Africa who are co-infected with MDR-TB and HIV.

Published
26 July 2010
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
The HIV and TB Prison Crisis in Southern Africa

In 1988, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, he contracted tuberculosis (TB). TB is common in prisons, with overcrowded cells and poor ventilation facilitating transmission. Mandela is now long free, but TB remains a threat to all prisoners - and to all South Africans.

Published
23 July 2010
From
Human Rights Watch HIV/TB
Starting ART two weeks after TB treatment reduces death risk by one-third in people with HIV

Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in people with TB and advanced HIV disease two weeks after starting TB therapy, rather than waiting eight weeks, significantly improves survival according to

Published
23 July 2010
By
Theo Smart
Lack of TB Screening for PLHA: “Malpractice on the grandest scale”

Vienna — “Today, only 4.1 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are screened for TB,” said RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter during a press conference Wednesday at IAS 2010.  “And this is despite TB being the most likely infection to kill [HIV infected persons.]” “Failure to provide this screening is malpractice on the grandest scale,” [...]

Published
22 July 2010
From
Science Speaks
Requiring tuberculin skin tests before implementing IPT leads to avoidable and substantial number of TB cases

Delaying a course of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) because a person with HIV hasn’t yet had a tuberculin skin test (TST), or

Published
20 July 2010
By
Theo Smart

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