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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
Ministers endorse declaration set to pave the way to zero TB deaths among miners in Southern Africa

Ministers of Health and Labour from the 15 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have endorsed a declaration on tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector that is designed to drive a regional response to the issue.

Published
14 May 2012
From
Stop TB Partnership
India: TB declared a notifiable disease - what does this mean for people living with HIV, diagnosed with TB

What does notification of TB diagnosis to TB authorities mean for patients and their families? Has the community which is most vulnerable (e.g. HIV+), health groups in India been consulted on what this means for patient confidentiality?

Published
14 May 2012
From
TB Online
Strengthening TB laboratory capacity to support active case finding

The role of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB) in supporting active case finding for TB.

Published
14 May 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
PDPs agree to jointly develop new TB vaccine candidate

Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) – two non-profit product development partnerships (PDPs) – announced Wednesday they will be joining together to develop IDRI’s novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate ID93/GLA-SE.

Published
10 May 2012
From
Science Speaks
WHO TB diagnostics may prevent more deaths than standard of care

World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended strategies for diagnosing tuberculosis would prevent more deaths than the standard approach now used in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, according to results of a cost-effectiveness analysis of people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of the WHO strategies cost less than the current approach.

Published
09 May 2012
From
International AIDS Society
TB identified as a top priority in fighting the biggest killer diseases

Research released by the Copenhagen Consensus Center yesterday identified TB as a key priority for infectious disease control in terms of cost effectiveness and disease burden. The paper points out that the majority of TB deaths occur among adults in their economically most productive years, which can be an instigator for a family falling into poverty. Addressing TB is therefore of utmost importance, especially considering how cost effective TB interventions are.

Published
03 May 2012
From
TB Europe Coalition

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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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