Items tagged with HIV coinfection

Fifteen years after war, Timor-Leste must ready itself for a new fight (post with simple image)

Rofino’s children look on anxiously as their father, all skin and bones, coughs away on his bed, his breath fluttering and weak. The 45-year-old has had tuberculosis for six years, and in early June was admitted to hospital after a spell of coughing up blood. Sharing the TB ward with him at the Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili are five smear-positive patients; in a neighboring ward, many more await test results.

What has TB got to do in an AIDS Conference? (post with simple image)

Well almost everything. Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most common AIDS-defining illness and the leading cause of death in people living with HIV (PLHIV) with 1 in 5 HIV-associated deaths in 2012 attributed to TB. At least one third of the 35.3 million living PLHIV worldwide are infected with latent TB. An estimated 1.1 million (13%) of the 8.6 million people who developed TB in 2012 were HIV-positive too.

ACTION: From rhetoric to reality: An analysis of efforts to scale up the response to TB-HIV (post with simple image)

A new research report from ACTION global health shows that joint TB-HIV activities are neglected by HIV programs and overwhelmingly carried out by TB programs, and that global guidelines to address TB-HIV have not been prioritized by leading donors and affected countries. 

Reduced treatment delays for people with drug-resistant TB and HIV co-infection through decentralised care and rapid Xpert MTB/RIF test (post with simple image)

Decentralisation of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) management and use of the Xpert MTB/RIF test improves the time from clinic presentation to treatment from 50 days to 7 days in a population with a high burden of HIV and TB co-infection, according to a study from Khayelitsha, South Africa, presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) on Monday.

Kenya: More funding needed for TB-HIV co-infection (post with simple image)

HIV and tuberculosis advocates say failure by donors and governments to invest more in these diseases may thwart efforts to end both epidemics resulting in thousands of preventable deaths.

AIDS leaders call on advocates to join together to fight AIDS and TB in Melbourne (post with simple image)

The 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne concluded on 25th July with a renewed commitment by the AIDS community to unite efforts against AIDS and TB. Addressing the 14,000 delegates attending the conference during the opening ceremony, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé said “We cannot run away from the TB epidemic among people with HIV. All our efforts to keep people with HIV alive will be lost if they die from TB.”

MSF issue brief: Pushing the envelope (post with simple image)

Does the Global Fund’s New Funding Model foster country ambitions?

New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific (post with simple image)

A newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children.

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.

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