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United States government announces $11 million in additional support for rapid TB test in 14 countries

Countries receiving the rapid tests are: Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Burma.

06 December 2012
PEPFAR press release
Paper Test Could Make Drug Treatment Safer

Researchers looking to make tuberculosis (TB) and HIV treatment safer have developed a paper-based test for drug-induced liver damage.

19 November 2012
Asian Scientist Magazine
Trial of HIV test for babies in Africa could make a big difference

The first-of-a-kind test will deliver a diagnosis in less than an hour while mother and child are still in the clinic -- and, if all goes well, could dramatically improve the rates in which infected infants are diagnosed and treated.The test is a miniaturized, inexpensive version of the p24 HIV test and is designed specifically for use in developing countries.

29 October 2012
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Risk of recurrence of active TB is high for people with HIV

People living with HIV who have a history of active tuberculosis (TB) have a significant risk of the recurrence of the disease, investigators report in the online

22 October 2012
Michael Carter
Point-of-Care CD4 Testing in Resource-Limited Settings

Is CD4 Testing Outside of the Laboratory Ready for Prime Time?

10 October 2012
Medscape (requires registration)
Late start for ART in pregnancy increases HIV transmission risk during breastfeeding period

A high viral load at the time of starting treatment during pregnancy and a shorter time on antiretroviral therapy (ART) before delivery continued to place mothers

27 September 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
Stamp-Sized Device Could Cut Liver Test Costs

A paper-based device about the size of a postage stamp could improve testing for drug-induced liver toxicity in the developing world, researchers reported.

21 September 2012
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
South Africa: Taking HIV Testing to Homes

Home-based HIV testing, which enables people to have an HIV test in the privacy of their own home without having to go to a health facility, is one of the newest efforts to be introduced in South Africa to get people to know their HIV status.

20 September 2012
Cellphone HIV test studied

South African and South Korean researchers are working on making a smartphone capable of doing Aids tests in rural parts of Africa that are the worst hit by the disease.

03 September 2012
Determine LAM urine antigen TB test is highly cost-effective for use in hospitalised people living with HIV

The lateral-flow urine LAM test for tuberculosis – a simple inexpensive strip test for tuberculosis – is a feasible point-of-care test in hospitalised South African adults living

27 July 2012
Theo Smart

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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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