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International guidelines launched to protect health workers against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

These guidelines directly aim to ensure that health workers have access to universal and standard precautions, preventive therapy for tuberculosis, HIV post-.exposure prophylaxis, treatment, compensation schemes for occupational infection, and social security or occupational insurance at the workplace

Published
20 November 2010
From
International Labour Organization
TB still killing 4000 people with HIV each day, WHO reports

Tuberculosis is still killing more than 4000 people with HIV every day worldwide, the World Health Organization reported this week. Despite progress over the past few years,

Published
12 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
SOUTH AFRICA: Preventative TB therapy halves risk of death among ARV patients

Preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy can reduce death among patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by about half, according to new research from South Africa.

Published
11 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
New TB vaccine enters clinical testing

Aeras announced it will initiate a Phase I clinical trial of an investigational live recombinant tuberculosis vaccine at Saint Louis University. The new vaccine, called AERAS-422, is a modernized version of the currently used TB vaccine - Bacille Calmette Guerin, which is widely viewed as insufficient in preventing pulmonary TB.

Published
23 September 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Tackling TB to reach MDG targets: The promise of new vaccines

Policymakers and opinion leaders must recognize TB as a growing global threat and marshal significantly greater resources to support vaccine research and the ambitious plan to save millions of lives with them.

Published
21 September 2010
From
Science Speaks
Elderly might not benefit from TB vaccines in development

Elderly people might not benefit from some of the tuberculosis vaccines currently in development, recent research suggests.

Published
20 September 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Zambia employs innovative techniques to stop spread of TB

The Center’s Christine Lubinski and Rabita Aziz describe visits to ZAMSTAR’s TB programs in Livingstone and Lusaka, Zambia, during a recent Congressional delegate trip to Africa.

Published
09 September 2010
From
Science Speaks
Prison overcrowding leading to TB spread in South Africa

Severe overcrowding in KwaZulu-Natal's prisons is contributing to the spread of HIV and tuberculosis and driving the high death toll in prisons.

Published
02 September 2010
From
AllAfrica
Patients taking TB treatment may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought

Patients taking directly observed therapy (DOTS) for tuberculosis (TB) may be potentially infectious for longer than previously thought, investigators report in the August 15th edition of Clinical

Published
10 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
The HIV and TB Prison Crisis in Southern Africa

In 1988, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, he contracted tuberculosis (TB). TB is common in prisons, with overcrowded cells and poor ventilation facilitating transmission. Mandela is now long free, but TB remains a threat to all prisoners - and to all South Africans.

Published
23 July 2010
From
Human Rights Watch HIV/TB

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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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