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HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: cotrimoxazole prophylaxis

Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis is the use of a common antiobiotic to prevent a range of infections that commonly affect people living with HIV.

Published
23 June 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
SOUTH AFRICA: Overcrowding fuels TB in prisons

Tuberculosis (TB) rates in South Africa's prisons could be cut by up to 94 percent if the country reduced overcrowded conditions in cells and implemented active TB case finding, according to research presented at the recent South African TB Conference.

Published
19 June 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
SOUTH AFRICA: First nurses trained to initiate MDR-TB treatment

South Africa will increasingly move towards nurse-initiated treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the next five years, and a programme in KwaZulu-Natal Province, which has a high HIV/TB burden, is already training nurses to manage MDR-TB patients.

Published
19 June 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
HEALTH: The TB activist agenda

TB activists have a lot on their plates - whether it's affordable access to the latest tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, or pushing for more paediatric formulations. IRIN/PlusNews takes a look at the top three issues.

Published
14 June 2012
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IRIN Plus News
UNITAID approves US$ 30 million for innovative project to roll out ground-breaking tuberculosis test at reduced cost

The executive board of UNITAID today approved funding of US$ 30 million to scale up access to a new diagnostic test for tuberculosis, Xpert MTB/RIF, and reduce the cost of its use.

Published
14 June 2012
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UNITAID
SOUTH AFRICA: Decentralizing care and treatment for drug-resistant TB

South Africa's move to decentralize the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) has given rise to a crop of nurses equipped not only to initiate patients on HIV treatment, but also to prescribe for and monitor drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) patients. However, experts and government officials say the need for specialist physicians and hospitals will continue, based on research presented at the South African TB conference in the port city of Durban.

Published
14 June 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis A 'Serious Epidemic' In China

China's first national survey of tuberculosis has produced some of the worst TB news in years.

Published
08 June 2012
From
npr
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: ART and TB prevention

This edition is particularly intended for nurses and community health workers interested in TB and HIV.

Published
07 June 2012
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
African prisons: Justice Delayed, Health Denied

African justice systems must change to help curb HIV and tuberculosis transmission in prisons.

Published
06 June 2012
From
The Scientist
Mobile technology could be game-changer in fight against TB

It's a new digital world for a public health problem that still relies heavily on 19th century technology: x-rays sent by mobile phone for while-you-wait diagnosis, text messages with health advice for pregnant women and a mobile banking scheme that rewards doctors for finding new patients.

Published
06 June 2012
From
Stop TB Partnership

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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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