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Birx, Farmer: Global AIDS lessons can inform, equip hepatitis response

WASHINGTON, DC — Health leaders who gathered Wednesday at the White House to commemorate World Hepatitis Day agreed that recognition of the needless toll and continuing threat of that global, infectious and often deadly disease has been a long time coming. They also cited practical promise in the recent World Health Assembly Hepatitis Resolution that […]

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Gilead, sofosbuvir, and hepatitis C . . . We’re reading about the high cost of living

The Treatment Action Group’s 2014 Pipeline Report released in conjunction with the 20th International AIDS Conference last week devotes three sections to the outlook for better and more accessible treatment for hepatitis C, examining the promise of new direct acting antiviral treatments, starting with sofosbuvir (marketed by Gilead pharmaceutical company as Sovaldi) being eclipsed by […]

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HelenCornman

A look at AIDS 2014: It is time for a caring hand

Science Speaks covered AIDS 2014 with live coverage and guest posts and is continuing this week with insights on issues raised during the week. The following post is by Helen Cornman, Deputy Director, AIDSFree, JSI When I first started working in HIV in 1988, I was a young social work student who believed the counseling […]

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World Hepatitis Day: Sub-Saharan Africa sees progress, but persisting risks for HBV, HBC transfusion-transmitted infections, CDC reports

More countries were screening donated blood for hepatitis B and hepatitis C across sub-Saharan Africa by 2011, than 10 years earlier but prevention of transfusion-transmitted disease remains challenged across the region, a report from the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention released last week shows. The report, in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality […]

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HIV

UNAIDS HIV Gap Report highlights inequity of gains, says inclusion and ambitious acceleration could end epidemic by 2030

Of 35 million people living with HIV, 19 million do not know it. While new infections dropped by 13 percent in last three years, more than […]

Tuberculosis

PaMZ TB drug regimen: Cheaper, simpler, safer and with effectiveness “significantly greater” than standard regimen, researchers say

An analysis of eight-week data from a clinical trial of a tuberculosis treatment regimen shows the promise of curing the disease in a shorter period of […]

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Tuberculosis R&D must be U.S. diplomatic priority, say global health leaders

Along with maintaining funding for fighting global tuberculosis, the United States government must better coordinate with the most affected countries on TB research and development, said […]

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Birx, Farmer: Global AIDS lessons can inform, equip hepatitis response

WASHINGTON, DC — Health leaders who gathered Wednesday at the White House to commemorate World Hepatitis Day agreed that recognition of the needless toll and continuing […]