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“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
WHO says Cepheid rapid test will transform TB care

The World Health Organization (WHO) gave its backing on Wednesday to a new molecular test for tuberculosis made by Cepheid which can rapidly diagnose TB, one of the world's biggest killer diseases.

Published
08 December 2010
From
Reuters
Immediate HIV treatment has biggest impact in TB patients with CD4 counts below 100

Minimising the gap between the start of TB treatment and the start of antiretroviral treatment had the biggest impact on death rates in people with very low

Published
30 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
International guidelines launched to protect health workers against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

These guidelines directly aim to ensure that health workers have access to universal and standard precautions, preventive therapy for tuberculosis, HIV post-.exposure prophylaxis, treatment, compensation schemes for occupational infection, and social security or occupational insurance at the workplace

Published
20 November 2010
From
International Labour Organization
HIV/AIDS deaths in South Africa often attributed to other causes

in many cases, death certificates still don't record AIDS as an underlying cause of death, instead reporting TB or pneumonia as the cause.

Published
19 November 2010
From
Los Angeles Times
Treating prisoners while jailed could stop disease

Providing prisoners with better health care could prevent outbreaks of HIV and tuberculosis from spilling over into the general population, experts say.

Published
19 November 2010
From
Washington Post
Swazi life expectancy halved by AIDS, TB: health charity

Twin epidemics of AIDS and tuberculosis are ravaging Swaziland, helping to halve life expectancy to 31 years, Medecins Sans Frontieres said Thursday, warning of a health emergency. "The co-epidemic has contributed substantially to a halving of life

Published
18 November 2010
From
Yahoo News

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