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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
New one-roof policies on TB, HIV/AIDS ‘are challenging’

Putting the South African government’s new policies for integrating tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS care into practice is proving extremely challenging, says Cape Town specialist.

Published
03 November 2010
From
Business Day
Managing MDR-TB in the community: from presentation to cure or end-of-life care

Part of a series, this edition examines the sequence of care of a person with drug-resistant TB.

Published
18 October 2010
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB

A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.

Published
14 October 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Decentralised, patient-centred models of delivering treatment and palliative care for people with M/XDR-TB

Part of a series on improving care of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, this edition examines delivery of treatment and palliative care, focusing on decentralised patient-centred TB care.

Published
07 October 2010
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice

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