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TB control – a “common responsibility”, says ECDC Director

“We must embrace the concept of common responsibility between high burden and low burden countries, creating a platform for a truly global action against TB’, concluded the ECDC Director. ‘This is why I am particularly pleased that ECDC and the European Respiratory Society have developed 21 patient-centred standards that aim to guide clinicians and public health workers in their daily work to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB in the EU”.

Published
04 September 2012
From
ECDC press release
Ex-prisoner sues over TB

Dudley Lee is suing the Correctional Services Minister because, he says, he contracted tuberculosis while incarcerated at Pollsmoor prison nine years ago. The prison's poor conditions cause an awaiting-trial prisoner to have a 90% risk of becoming infected with latent TB every year that he is in prison.

Published
28 August 2012
From
Times Live
Infections among homeless could fuel wider epidemics: study

Homeless people across the world have dramatically higher rates of infection with tuberculosis (TB), HIV and hepatitis C and could fuel community epidemics that cost governments dear, a study showed on Monday.

Published
23 August 2012
From
Reuters
African prisons: Justice Delayed, Health Denied

African justice systems must change to help curb HIV and tuberculosis transmission in prisons.

Published
06 June 2012
From
The Scientist
Einstein awarded $6 million grant to develop new TB vaccine against drug-resistant strains

The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University a five-year, $5.9 million grant to develop a new vaccine against tuberculosis, including the toughest-to-treat forms of the disease known as multi drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant.

Published
31 May 2012
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Reducing TB transmission in ‘hotspots’ could have widespread benefit

In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that public health efforts to reduce tuberculosis transmission in geographic “hotspots” where infections are highest could significantly reduce TB transmission on a broader scale.

Published
30 May 2012
From
Science Speaks
KENYA: Curbing the spread of TB in infected households

Good hygiene practices are an important component of TB infection control and prevention, but maintaining them is not easy in an informal settlement, where houses are crammed together and sanitation facilities hard to come by.

Published
25 May 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Experts, Advocates Urge Continued Funding For Research Into HIV, TB Vaccines

"[P]articipants at a symposium held last week by the U.K. Consortium on AIDS and International Development warned that [progress on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) vaccines] could be jeopardized by the recent downturn in global health funding," BMJ reports.

Published
23 May 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
PDPs agree to jointly develop new TB vaccine candidate

Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) – two non-profit product development partnerships (PDPs) – announced Wednesday they will be joining together to develop IDRI’s novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate ID93/GLA-SE.

Published
10 May 2012
From
Science Speaks
Antiretroviral therapy as prevention: TB

Stephen Lawn reminded the audience at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver on Wednesday that antiretroviral therapy (ART) goes a long way to protect HIV-infected individuals from tuberculosis (TB).

Published
30 April 2012
From
Science Speaks

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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