Daily Archives: July 22, 2014

AIDS 2014: HIV and tuberculosis co-infection — no one left behind

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – “Why do we still have 320,000 deaths from TB in people living with HIV each year?” This was Dr. Diane Havlir’s question in an opening plenary […]

AIDS 2014: Harm reduction and drug policy — no one left behind

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – During the Wednesday opening plenary session, a medical doctor from Viet Nam presented a compelling overview of how her country’s policies regarding drug users evolved over […]

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

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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 time, at a fraction of the current cost, and with no need for painful injections, researchers at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia said Monday. They were announcing […]

AIDS 2014: TB HIV goals closer to rhetoric than reality, report released here shows

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference.   MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – While tuberculosis remains the leading killer of people with HIV, measures targeting the two diseases together remain neglected by HIV programs, leaving the bulk of […]