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Activists call on countries and donors to immediately scale up use of life-saving TB LAM test (post with simple image)

Provocative distribution of yellow lemonade in urine collection cups calls attention to need for this simple, urine-based test.

Advocates call on Kenyan government to immediately address dangerous stock out of diagnostic tests for TB (post with simple image)

Advocates call for removal of regulatory barriers, which contributed to the ongoing national stock out of GeneXpert MTB/RIF cartridges.

Advocates call on Indian government to improve its response to drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

Advocates call for minimizing the use of injectable agents and scaling up universal drug susceptibility testing.

TB LAM testing briefs (post with simple image)

Two important tools for activists to use with donors and national TB programs in advocating for increased scale-up of the inexpensive, urine TB LAM test - an essential diagnostic test for TB in people living with HIV.

MSF technical brief: A rapid TB test for people living with HIV (post with simple image)

TB LAM can help close the deadly TB testing gap.

Time to lower the price of Xpert cartridges to US$5 (post with simple image)

Advocates request Cepheid immediately reduce the price of Xpert tests to US$5, inclusive of service and maintenance; the company responds they are “not able to predict the amount of further reductions or when they may be available”; advocates reiterate the request that Cepheid provide a detailed plan for how it will lower the price of Xpert tests to US$5.

Protestors demand Cepheid halve the price of GeneXpert TB tests to US$5 (post with simple image)

The high cost of GeneXpert tests for TB leaves open a critical gap in the diagnosis of TB and fails to consider volume of sales and public investments in the development of GeneXpert.

TAG’s 2019 Pipeline Report: Three TB sections released (post with simple image)

The sections provide an overview of TB diagnostics, vaccines and treatment.

WHO updates policy for the use of TB LAM test (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization now recommends more broader use of urinary LAM assays for diagnosis of TB in people living with HIV.

An Activist's Guide to the TB LAM Test (post with simple image)

Treatment Action Group releases an updated version of its Activist’s Guide to the LAM Test with a complementary resource that tracks the status of LAM uptake in the 30 high TB/HIV burden countries.

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