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Updates to US HIV treatment guidelines

The United States Department of Health and Human Services released a number of updates to its HIV treatment guidelines for adults on January 10th. These include: A refinement

Published
11 January 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
WHO recommends against inaccurate tuberculosis tests

Misleading serology tests for tuberculosis could be worsening the epidemic in some high-burden countries.

Published
10 January 2011
From
The Lancet
Immune paradox

Why is it that some HIV patients treated with antiretrovirals end up suffering from a new immunopathology? Martyn French is trying to solve this puzzling conundrum.

Published
10 January 2011
From
Australian Life Scientist
Study shows a serious risk of side effects when having latent tuberculosis therapy over age 65

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new study found that there is a serious increased risk of side effects requiring hospitalization in people over the age of 65 who are going through latent tuberculosis infection therapy, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Published
10 January 2011
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Strip to detect HIV, TB to come to India soon

Much on the lines of the pregnancy detection kit that is widely in use, an Indian origin doctor from the USA, Dr Srinivas N Pentyala, has come up with a strip that can detect HIV, TB, Hepatitis B, Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak, presence of nicotine in blood, all in five minutes promising that the cost would be kept around Rs 50 and hopes to introduce these kits in India shortly.

Published
06 January 2011
From
The Statesman
HIV Patients Can Take Isoniazid Without Having a Chest X-Ray First

A new study from Botswana shows that HIV patients don't need to have tuberculosis (TB) ruled out with x-rays before they can start isoniazid prophylaxis- they merely need to be free of TB symptoms. 

Published
29 December 2010
From
Medscape
“India must lead the way in developing new diagnostic tools for TB”

India must lead the way in developing new diagnostic tools and integrating new tools and delivery systems into the tuberculosis control programme, Peter Small of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said.

Published
23 December 2010
From
The Hindu
New joint guidelines on IPT and intensified case-finding from WHO

New guidelines on prevention of TB in people with HIV through use of isoniazid preventive therapy and intensified case-finding.

Published
21 December 2010
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
London: The Tuberculosis Capital Of Europe

The UK is the only country in Western Europe with rising rates of tuberculosis (TB), and cases in London have increased more than 50% since 1999. 

Published
17 December 2010
From
Medical News Today
TB, HIV target out of reach, says study

SOUTH Africa remains below target on reaching the Millennium Development Goal pertaining to tuberculosis and HIV-Aids, the 2010 South African Health Review says.

Published
14 December 2010
From
Sowetan

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