Category Archives: CROI 2012

The 19th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle.

Community-level preventive TB therapy in South African gold miners fails to bring down overall incidence

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Individuals still saw TB incidence reduction of two-thirds, but effect was not durable

Preliminary results from the Thibela Project – which looked at whether community-wide provision of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) in South African gold mines would improve TB control in these high-incidence sites…

Household-based HIV and TB intervention boosts HIV testing, lowers community TB prevalence

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At the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, Dr. Helen Ayles presented some key results on behalf of the ZAMSTAR team from the first randomized trial of a combined HIV and TB intervention strategy to demonstrate a reduction in population prevalence of tuberculosis. The study, conducted in 24 communities in Zambia and […]

High dose of new HIV drug might improve outcomes for HIV/TB co-infected

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Treating patients co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) can be tricky – as rifampin, a key sterilizing drug in TB regimens – can reduce concentrations of antiretrovirals administered at the same time, as well as other drug-drug complications. Early efforts to combat this phenomenon have unearthed a potential treatment candidate – an increased dose of […]