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HIV subtype study shows need for, benefit of test and treat scale-up

Measurements of disease progression among South African women who were found to have been recently infected with the same HIV-1 subtype showed faster decline in their immune cell counts than what is considered common, adding impetus to accelerated HIV testing and treatment efforts, according to authors of a study just published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. […]

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Ebola vaccine candidate safety study to launch next week at NIH

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will begin human testing of a vaccine candidate to prevent Ebola virus disease at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, next week, seeking information on the safety and effectiveness in prompting an immune system response of the investigational product. The product was […]

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Ebola outbreak: “Unprecedented” and familiar, global health emergency calls for solidarity, innovation, communication

Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola – As of Monday, 240 health workers in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone had become sick with Ebola and 120 had died. That is just one of the ways that the current Ebola outbreak in west Africa is unprecedented, the latest “situation assessment” from the World […]

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Transgender sex workers, male sex workers, a call for a Global Fund review of “key population” programming, and an American organization exports hate . . . We’re reading about needs, rights and wrongs

The Needs and Rights of Trans Sex Workers – With high prevalence of HIV, targeted for violence, often living undocumented and having fled their countries of origin to escape even greater threats, transgender sex workers face tremendous health risks and vulnerabilities, but find health care inaccessible or harmful, this briefing paper from the Global Network […]

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HIV

HIV subtype study shows need for, benefit of test and treat scale-up

Measurements of disease progression among South African women who were found to have been recently infected with the same HIV-1 subtype showed faster decline in their […]

Tuberculosis

Xpert use reduced wait for treatment, study shows, but health system, patient challenges remain barriers to full benefits

The demand for, and the promise of, quick accurate tools to diagnose tuberculosis, and to discover resistance to basic TB treatments, are based on a simple […]

Research & Development

Ebola vaccine candidate safety study to launch next week at NIH

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will begin human testing of a vaccine candidate to prevent Ebola virus disease at the National Institutes […]

Policy

PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds

Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data The patients […]