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Major South African Trial Did Not Improve Tuberculosis Control in Gold Mines

A major trial aiming to cut the rate of tuberculosis among South Africa's gold miners did not reduce the number of cases or deaths from the disease, according to a study.

27 January 2014
Science Daily
Tuberculosis in South Africa's Gold Mines; A United Call to Action

This report, co-authored by RESULTS UK and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, seeks to summarise the epidemics of TB and silicosis and among Southern Africa’s gold miners; to detail civil society, governmental and other stakeholder campaigns and interventions to tackle the crises; and to present policy recommendations for donor and regional governments, CSOs and mining companies.

28 November 2013
First results of tuberculosis vaccine candidate MTBVAC very promising

A phase I safety study of TB vaccine candidate MTBVAC, the first live-attenuated Mycobacterium  tuberculosis-based vaccine to enter clinical trials, shows very good results in the first intermediate analysis.

18 November 2013
TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative
Zero TB declaration by activists

Activists stormed the stage at the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored Stop TB Symposium during the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health. TAG's TB Project Director Colleen Daniels called for global action and a new global attitude in the fight against TB.

31 October 2013
Treatment Action Group
Gains in tuberculosis control at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global tuberculosis report 2013" published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million.

23 October 2013
World Health Organization (press release)
Plan to stop TB in kids overdue but problematic

Health officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to wipe out tuberculosis in children worldwide, even though they don't know exactly how many cases there are.

02 October 2013
Yahoo! News
Tuberculosis genomes portray secrets of pathogen's success

The study, according to Pepperell, should help other researchers home in on genes that may be good candidates for targeting with new drugs, and aid disease control strategies that accommodate or even co-opt the bacterium's evolution and help drive its extinction.

22 August 2013
Eurekalert Inf Dis
British tuberculosis rates among highest in Western Europe

Rates of tuberculosis (TB) in Britain are among the highest in western Europe and London is struggling to shed its status as the "TB capital" of the region, according to data released on Wednesday.

21 August 2013
Preventive Antibiotics for Tuberculosis Reduce Deaths Among People With HIV Disease

Study shows isoniazid therapy should be considered for millions of HIV-infected people globally .

19 August 2013
Johns Hopkins Medicine
TB vaccine business case: lifesaving TB vaccines feasible

The global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic annually causes 1.4 million deaths and is estimated to cost the global economy €290 billion per year. Vaccines that could prevent people from acquiring, developing and transmitting disease would be the single most effective tool in mitigating this epidemic. Making new TB vaccines available to the world over the next 10-15 years is estimated to cost approximately €600 million, utilizing a highly efficient portfolio approach and adequate funding.

12 June 2013
Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative

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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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