Items tagged with HIV coinfection

A new report analyses gaps in TB/HIV services in Ukraine (post with simple image)

TB is both the most significant AIDS-related disease and the leading cause of death in PLHIV in Ukraine. The dual epidemics of TB and HIV continue to have significant impacts in the country, and pose multiple challenges for effective management and treatment of people living with HIV and TB.

UNAIDS: WHO report shows progress on HIV-associated TB but pace needs to be faster (post with simple image)

A new report on Tuberculosis (TB) released on 22 October by the World Health Organization shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were living with HIV.

One third of TB cases in Eastern European HIV clinic survey multidrug-resistant (post with simple image)

Around one-third of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe who were diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) had multidrug-resistant TB, according to the findings of a global study of TB and HIV management in high- and middle-income countries.

Key advocacy fact sheets on TB in Europe released in English and Russian (post with simple image)

The three new fact sheets on “Ambulatory TB care”, “Integrated TB/HIV care” and “Engaging civil society and affected communities in the fight against TB” aim to share best practices from the European region on the three topics.

World AIDS Day statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership (post with simple image)

1 December 2014 - Paris, France - Nelson Mandela used to say that we cannot win the battle against AIDS if we do not also fight TB, adding that TB is also too often a death sentence for people with AIDS. On this World AIDS Day -- more than at any other given time -- I want that to be the reminder to the global community.

Report: Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 (post with simple image)

The report includes the latest estimates around the response to drug-related HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis.

Global Phase 3 “STAND” trial launched to test new tuberculosis drug regimen PaMZ to shorten, improve treatment (post with simple image)

STAND trial will take place in approximately 50 study sites in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Latin America; Results published in The Lancet show PaMZ’s promise to dramatically shorten and simplify therapy for patients with drug-resistant TB; Regimen could improve treatment for those with drug-sensitive TB and those with HIV co-infection.

The Lancet: Results of Phase 2b trial of novel TB regimen PaMZ show potential to shorten, improve TB treatment (post with simple image)

Phase 3 STAND trial launched to advance PaMZ through final stage of testing.

Global HIV & TB: Heightened Impact - CDC annual meeting concludes in Atlanta (post with simple image)

5 June 2015 – Today concludes a full week of packed sessions that the new CDC Division of Global HIV & TB had as part of their Annual Meeting under the overall umbrella Global HIV & TB: Heightened Impact.

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule (post with simple image)

Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for one in five AIDS-related deaths globally. However, between 2004 and 2014, TB deaths declined by 33% thanks to the rapid increase in antiretroviral treatment, which reduces the risk that a person living with HIV will develop TB by 65%.

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