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An Opportunity to End Two of the World's Deadliest Infectious Diseases: TB and HIV Img
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An Opportunity to End Two of the World's Deadliest Infectious Diseases: TB and HIV

As world leaders come together at the United Nations in New York this week, "the world has the opportunity to set some bold actionable targets to end two of the world's leading infectious killers."

By UNAIDS
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HIV and Tuberculosis (TB)

Key PointsTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that spread in the air. TB can spread from person to person.Once in the body, TB can be inactive or active. Inactive TB is called latent TB. Active TB is called TB disease.TB usually affects...

By AIDSinfo
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An Overview of Isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid)

What Is Isoniazid?

Isoniazid is an antibacterial prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB). TB is an opportunistic Infection of HIV. An opportunistic infection...

By AIDSinfo
UNAIDS Warns That Countries Will Miss the 2020 Target of Reducing HIV-Associated TB Deaths by 75% Unless Urgent Action Is Taken Img
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UNAIDS Warns That Countries Will Miss the 2020 Target of Reducing HIV-Associated TB Deaths by 75% Unless Urgent Action Is Taken

On World Tuberculosis Day, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV.

By UNAIDS
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Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB)

Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB) was written to provide information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease for persons who do not have a medical background. Key audiences for this booklet are persons with or at ris...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Tuberculosis

What Is TB? TB and HIV: A Bad Pair How Is TB Diagnosed? How Is TB Treated? Medication Problems The Bottom Line

What Is TB?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria. TB usually affects the lungs, but sometimes can affect othe...

By AIDS InfoNet
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Nepal

Nepal: Campaign to Curb TB Infection Among HIV Infected Launched

The government of Nepal recently began a national campaign to prevent persons with HIV infection from contracting TB by distributing isoniazid, an anti-tuberculosis drug, to HIV-infected persons. The program began at the Western Regional Hospital, in...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Tuberculosis and HIV: Background Information

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and usually affects the lungs. However, among people co-infected with TB and HIV, parts of the body outside the lungs are often affected; this is called extra-pulmonary...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Barriers to Implementation of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in HIV Clinics: A Qualitative Study

Though isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) has been shown to reduce TB incidence among people with HIV, and is recommended in an HIV care program in Gauteng province, its implementation there is low, the study authors noted. Based on in-depth intervie...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Tools for TB Advocacy

TAG Launches TB Advocacy Toolkit

TAG has launched the first module of the TB Activist Toolkit. This first module, TB Basics, provides activists with fundamental information about tuberculosis that can strengthen advocacy and scientific literacy arou...

By Treatment Action Group