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HAITI: Combating TB in Port-au-Prince's tent cities

Health workers in Haiti are concerned about the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the tent cities that have housed more than one million people since the massive earthquake in January.

Published
17 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Nevirapine / rifampicin interaction linked to higher recurrence of TB in people on ART

People with HIV and tuberculosis who took a once-daily nevirapine regimen alongside TB treatment containing rifampicin were significantly more likely to develop a recurrence of TB than people

Published
16 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Is self-testing for HIV on the way in Africa?

Self-testing for HIV using oral tests could radically increase HIV testing rates in tuberculosis programmes, TB researchers argued this weekend at the 41st Union World Conference on Lung

Published
15 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Zimbabwe: HIV/TB policy for inmates

Following immense pressure from rights and activists groups calling for a sound health delivery system for inmates, the government has begun consulting health experts on the formulation of an HIV and Tuberculosis policy for prisons.

Published
15 November 2010
From
The Zimbabwean
TB still killing 4000 people with HIV each day, WHO reports

Tuberculosis is still killing more than 4000 people with HIV every day worldwide, the World Health Organization reported this week. Despite progress over the past few years,

Published
12 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Launch of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Control report 2010

The World Health Organizaton today issued its most comprehensive report ever on the progress being made in combating the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.

Published
12 November 2010
From
WHO
SOUTH AFRICA: Preventative TB therapy halves risk of death among ARV patients

Preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy can reduce death among patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by about half, according to new research from South Africa.

Published
11 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
TB in India: a deadly misdiagnosis

Is it possible to save the millions of people who die from TB?

Published
09 November 2010
From
New Yorker
Infections the main cause of CNS neurological problems in South African patients starting HIV treatment

Opportunistic infections – most notably tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis – are the main cause of neurological problems in patients starting HIV treatment in South Africa, investigators report

Published
08 November 2010
By
Michael Carter
UK tuberculosis rates highest in 30 years

Cases of tuberculosis in Britain reached their highest level for 30 years in 2009 with 9,040 cases and the number of new drug-resistant TB cases has almost doubled in the past decade, government data showed on Thursday.

Published
04 November 2010
From
Reuters

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