Items tagged with HIV coinfection

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.

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.

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