Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

HIV Stigma Partly to Blame for Vertical Transmission

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz. The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has released a report on how social stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV may result in higher prevalence rates, particularly in relation to increases in mother-to-child transmission when women are reluctant to accept HIV testing, disclose their status, or […]

First Six MDR-TB Patients Treated in Community-Based Program Are Cured

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Disease experts working in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, announced today that the first six patients treated for multidrug-resistant TB through an innovative community-based program have been successfully cured. This marks a major medical accomplishment and a remarkable personal turn-about for both the doctors and patients involved. This new approach to treating multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) grew out […]