Streptomycin was the first effective anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug to be discovered. It is now rarely used for treating TB, except in the case of strains that have developed resistance to the drugs that are now usually used.

Side-effects from streptomycin can include allergic reactions, ear problems, kidney damage and pain at the injection site, since it is administered by intramuscular injection. It should be used only with great care in people with kidney impairment.

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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