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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that usually affects the lungs.It can be very serious, particularly for people living with HIV who have a low CD4 count.TB can...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Treatment for TB and HIV

    If tuberculosis (TB) is making you ill and you also have HIV, then you usually need to take treatment for both TB and HIV.You can...

    From: The basics

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  • HATIP #39, 5th January 2005

    Risk of TB doubles in first year of HIV infection http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/95D84EF4-94DE-41FD-B20C-3247321E70DA.asp?hp=1 The risk of developing tuberculosis doubles within the first year of testing HIV positive, according to...

    From: HIV & AIDS treatment in practice

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  • Know Your Rights: Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Guide

    This guide is for people who have tuberculosis (TB), people who are at risk for it, and the people who take care of them. It explains what global standards are for TB prevention, treatment, and care, so you can know what services you have the right to receive.

    06 February 2018 | Treatment Action Group
  • Tuberculosis drugs work better with vitamin C: US study

    Tuberculosis patients may have a quicker way to recover. A U.S. new study in mice and in tissue cultures suggested that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it took these drugs to eradicate this pathogen.

    04 January 2018 | Xinhua
  • 3 innovations that could transform TB diagnosis and care

    Ending global tuberculosis will require new diagnostic tools, new ways to support adherence to treatment, new drug regimens, and a vaccine, experts told Devex at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

    18 October 2017 | Devex
  • Ukraine’s TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe

    Controlling the airborne disease takes on additional urgency this year as the country seeks to integrate into EU with a new visa-free regime.

    29 August 2017 | Politico
  • The 2017 Pipeline Report

    Treatment Action Group (TAG) announces the launch of its annual research and development landscape analysis: The Pipeline Report: Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

    19 July 2017 | Treatment Action Group
  • WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

    New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.

    23 March 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Health alert: India has 25% of the world's tuberculosis patients

    Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to treat them are few and far between.

    23 March 2017 | Hindustan Times
  • TB Alliance partners with PepsiCo to advance the fight for improved medicines for children

    TB Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing better and faster cures for tuberculosis (TB), today announced a unique collaboration with food and beverage company PepsiCo designed to improve the treatment for children with TB. Many of today’s TB treatments are very bitter or unpleasant in taste, which when compounded with the long duration of treatment for TB, can lead to low tolerance and poor compliance – especially among children.

    28 October 2016 | TB Alliance
  • 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Even “free” TB treatment can come with catastrophic costs

    Even before the costs of getting diagnosed, picked up in some high-tuberculosis incidence countries by patients themselves, and even before treatment brings its own costs, the financial toll of tuberculosis has already begun, a representative of the World Health Organization said today.

    26 October 2016 | Science Speaks
  • TB drugs may be disrupted by botanical supplement, MU researchers find

    MU researchers, working with scientists in Africa, discovered that a widely used African botanical supplement called Sutherlandia — traditionally taken to prevent or treat symptoms of infections — may actually disrupt the effectiveness of a common anti-tuberculosis drug, isoniazid.

    11 October 2016 | Kansas City Star
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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.

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