Tuberculosis (TB) is an AIDS-defining illness. It is still a significant cause of illness and death in people with HIV around the world.

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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...

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  • TB and HIV

    If HIV has weakened your immune system, you are more vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB). TB is an infection caused by bacteria. It is a serious...

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  • How TB is passed on

    The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can sometimes pass from one person to another through the air. TB bacteria can sometimes be spread through the...

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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...

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  • Diagnosed with HIV at a low CD4 count

    NAM's factsheet on being diagnosed with HIV when already at a low CD4 cell count...

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  • Deadly drug-resistant TB a ‘blinking red’ global threat

    “We should all be more worried about multidrug-resistant TB than we are. It gets nothing like the level of attention it should do,” Peter Sands, Global Fund’s head, told AFP during a visit to New Delhi.

    07 February 2019 | South China Morning Post
  • Urine testing of people with HIV for tuberculosis can save lives and be cost-effective

    Screening all hospitalized patients with HIV for tuberculosis using urine tests would improve life expectancy and be cost-effective in Malawi and South Africa, reports an international team of investigators led by Massachusetts General Hospital physicians.

    23 January 2019 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Bouquets and brickbats for India's fight against TB, HIV and Malaria

    India will become the first country from the global south to host a Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, slated to be held in the national capital on February 7 and 8.

    18 January 2019 | The Week
  • Despite side-effects, docs promote old TB treatment

    At a recent international TB conference, some doctors suggested countries with weak health systems should not be allowed to use new TB drugs, although the old ones are ineffectual and cause deafness. Thankfully, South Africa is leading the world in treating drug-resistant TB.

    26 November 2018 | Health-e
  • 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: First promising TB vaccine candidate in 100 years needs more resources, researchers say

    It's taken 100 years to see any progress in the development of a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis, a disease that kills 4,000 every day, Lucica Ditiu, executive director of the Stop TB Partnership said here. Even now, it remains uncertain that a new vaccine will see the light of day, she said, as more funding has yet to be secured for larger-scale trials to confirm the promising results of the M72 vaccine candidate.

    29 October 2018 | Science Speaks
  • Tuberculosis rates in England hit lowest recorded levels

    New data released by Public Health England reveal that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis In England is at its lowest level since the 1990s.

    16 October 2018 | Public Health England
  • What to expect from the world’s first high-level UN meeting on TB

    On Wednesday, heads of states will sign the first UN declaration on the most deadly infectious disease on earth: TB. The ink is mostly dry on the 16-page agreement, but what’s not in the final version — and who is likely to snub its signing — tell their own story.

    25 September 2018 | Bhekisisa
  • New roadmap to prevent and treat tuberculosis in children and adolescents

    A new action plan outlining measures to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents was launched today by global tuberculosis (TB) leadership in advance of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on TB.

    25 September 2018 | UNICEF
  • Johnson & Johnson Announces 10-year Initiative to Help End Tuberculosis

    With the goal of saving an estimated 1.8 million lives and preventing 12 million new TB infections in the next decade, Johnson & Johnson will work with partners to improve detection of undiagnosed cases of TB, broaden access to its novel medicine for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), and accelerate research & development (R&D) to discover next-generation TB treatments.

    25 September 2018 | Johnson & Johnson press release
  • Fighting tuberculosis – the disease that doesn’t go away

    Another year, another Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report that tracks too slow progress towards ending TB, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases.

    24 September 2018 | Avert
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