Obama’s global, domestic & HIV research FY 2013 budget backslides on existing commitments

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is deeply disappointed by President Obama’s proposed cuts to PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) and bilateral TB funds, freezing of NIH (National Institutes of Health) research as well as the insufficient attention to the worsening domestic AIDS crisis in the administration's fiscal year 2013 budget plan.

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Getting to zero – elements of a TB elimination campaign for leaders to endorse and implement

We need a new vision for TB writes AIDS and TB activist Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the Treatment Action Group.

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Need for expanded access to two promising MDR TB drugs

Two experimental drugs for the treatment of MDR TB have completed phase II clinical trials.

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Improvements to TB Online

We have made some improvements to the site: - If the formatting looks messed up, press CTRL-F5 on your browser. This will refresh the look of the site. - The search facility was broken. It has been fixed and improved. For example, try searching for "MDR TB". - The TB Online site should look much nicer on your cell phone. We've tested it using the default Android Browser and Firefox on a Samsung Galaxy and using Safari on an iPhone. Please use the Contact page to let us if it doesn't format properly on your phone.

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South Africa: MDR-TB trials could make a tangible difference for children

A team from Stellenbosch University's Desmond Tutu TB Centre will be monitoring 200 children at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Cape Town over the next five years in a potentially groundbreaking trial.

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Gates Foundation invests in cutting-edge research to diagnose tuberculosis in developing countries

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced $7.7 million in funding for 10 new grants to identify biomarkers for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in low-resource settings.

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Europe: Management of TB cases falls short of international standards

The management of tuberculosis cases in the European Union (EU) is not meeting international standards, according to new research.

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Inaccurate TB blood tests commonplace in many TB high-burden countries

Although recent press attention has highlighted the problematic use of TB serological tests by medical providers in India, a new paper in The European Respiratory Journal (Widespread use of serological tests for tuberculosis: data from 22 high-burden countries) demonstrates that the use of these tests is much wider spread.

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South Africa: Africans die of TB, whites die of heart disease

Tuberculosis is the number one killer of Africans in South Africa, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg last week.

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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis today

The February issue of the World Health Organization bulletin.

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