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

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."

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

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.

Science and Solidarity: Using Human Rights to Strengthen TB Research and Access Img

Science and Solidarity: Using Human Rights to Strengthen TB Research and Access

"What are the consequences of limited funding for human rights? It limits the equity proposition of TB research from the outset," Mike Frick writes. "It also means that compromise is woven into the fabric of TB research itself."

TB Advocates Push Back Against Language of Stigma and Criminalization Img

TB Advocates Push Back Against Language of Stigma and Criminalization

When it comes to stigma, TB paved the way well before HIV came on the scene. Over a million people worldwide have both HIV and TB. Now, TB advocates have scored a major victory against stigmatizing language.

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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...

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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...

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Diabetes Ups TB Risk in Children and Adolescents

A new study conducted in the TB-endemic Western Cape province finds almost one in three children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes had positive TB skin tests and are at risk of developing active, infectious TB.

Dr. E.A. Webb of the Desmond Tutu T...

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South Africa Leads Hunt for Killer TB Vaccine

Researchers in South Africa next month will begin trials evaluating a vaccine for TB, a disease estimated to affect one in three people globally.

"The world needs a new TB vaccine because the current one is not really effective in terms of preventin...

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China: Hard-to-Cure TB Poses New Global Health Threat

On April 1, health ministers from countries among those worst-hit by TB will gather in Beijing for a World Health Organization conference to plan how best to battle the disease over the next five years. In 2007, an estimated half-million people were ...

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Doctors Fear Untreatable Russia Tuberculosis Boom

Post-Soviet medical mismanagement of tuberculosis in Russia has allowed an explosive TB epidemic to break out, and international health experts are particularly concerned about increasing multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB among prisoners and the homeless...