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45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: South African health minister proposes 90-90-90 — and one more 90 — goal for TB

BARCELONA, Spain —  “It seems as if we have grown accustomed to TB and ready to accept that human suffering associated with it,” remarked Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health for South Africa during a plenary talk at the World Conference on Lung Health on Wednesday.  Dr. Motsoaledi wears another important hat these days in […]

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45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB and pregnancy study shows threats to mothers and infants

BARCELONA, Spain –  At a symposium on Thursday on the intersection between tuberculosis and maternal and infant health, Adrie Bekker presented disturbing findings from a study looking at outcomes for pregnant women with tuberculosis who came for care at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.  Over the course of a year, clinicians identified 74 maternal […]

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HIV R4P: HIV prevention science and community meet at Crossroads

“When we say relationship, we mean relationship,” Professor Linda-Gail Bekker said today. “It’s not like the relationship with your banker, it’s like the relationship with your mother.” It includes doing the wash, minding the kids, calling before the holidays with reminders to make sure to stay in touch . . . “Whatever it takes to get the […]

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45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB kills more people every day than Ebola has killed to date says British MP Nick Herbert

Barcelona, Spain — “TB kills more people every day than Ebola has killed to date,” UK Parliamentarian, Nick Herbert said in a plenary address at the Union Conference on Wednesday. “If this disease had re-emerged in the West, we would now have a vaccine and better drugs,”  said the man who formed an all-party parliamentary […]

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UNAIDS plan to “Fast Track” end of AIDS means prioritizing men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls

To reach 90/90/90 by 2020, those left invisible and unnamed will have to be recognized and supported, supporters of strategy say Fast Track, the strategy geared […]


45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Alarm Bells about TB and Diabetes

BARCELONA, Spain –  The opening press conference of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health highlighted a new report calling for international action against the latest co-epidemic, tuberculosis […]

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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 […]


Ebola: “This is what it was like to respond to HIV,” doctor home from Guinea says

At the end of last May, Dr. William Fischer was immersed in his work as a physician, researcher, and instructor at the University of North Carolina […]