Items tagged with HIV coinfection

Call for submissions: TB-HIV Networking zone at AIDS 2016 (post with simple image)

Civil society organisations, advocates, policy makers and delegates planning to attend AIDS 2016 in Durban from 18-22 July 2016 are invited to submit a proposal to host a session in the TB-HIV Networking Zone in the Global Village.

2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS (post with simple image)

A new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, held in New York, United States of America, from 8 to 10 June 2016.

Advocates call for the Ministry of Health in Cote d’Ivoire to adopt new TB test (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Ministry of Health in Cote d’Ivoire to introduce a new, simple, and rapid TB test, TB LAM, which detects TB antigens in urine, and is an important tool for detecting TB in certain populations living with HIV.

2016 i-Base/TAG Pipeline Report (post with simple image)

Latest annual review on HIV and TB drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research toward a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development.

Lancet Series on HIV and related infections in prisoners (post with simple image)

Mass imprisonment of drug users driving global epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.

“Towards Ending the Neglect?” DNDi releases update on its paediatric HIV programme (post with simple image)

As the International AIDS Conference kicks off in Durban, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has released an update on its efforts to develop optimal child-adapted antiretroviral formulations. This document details some recent progress towards its final goal of developing “4-in-1” fixed-dose combinations using the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended treat­ment regimen for infants and young chil­dren. DNDi’s update also discusses some promising developments for treatment for children living with both HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

TB2016 highlights efforts to strengthen the global fight against TB, the leading killer of people with HIV, at AIDS 2016 (post with simple image)

Durban, South Africa, 16 July 2016 – Urgency in efforts to address the devastating global impact of tuberculosis (TB), and opportunities to make major inroads against the infectious disease, are being featured at TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to TB, immediately preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. Organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS), which also leads the AIDS 2016 conference, TB2016 represents a unique partnership of HIV and TB scientists and advocates, convened to build greater urgency and innovation to combat both epidemics.

Stephen Lewis' keynote talk at TB2016 in Durban (post with simple image)

Stephen Lewis’ keynote address delivered at #TB2016 Durban, South Africa, July 17, 2016.

From policy to practice: How the TB-HIV response is working (post with simple image)

A new research report from ACTION shows that while countries have taken steps in the right direction since 2014 to combat the deadly duo of TB and HIV, policy improvements have not all translated into changes at the facility level. Moreover, the burden to carry out TB-HIV activities still falls heavily on under-resourced TB programs.

New clinical practice guidelines: Treatment of drug-susceptible TB (post with simple image)

Jointly developed by the American Thoracic Society, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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