Tag Archives: Carol Dukes Hamilton

IDWeek: Update TB strategies to meet global challenges

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PHILADELPHIA, PA- Without new tools, soon, to address multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, TB control efforts made over the last two decades will be defeated, Dr. Carol Dukes Hamilton said this week, in an IDWeek presentation. Hamilton, co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Center for Global Health Policy called drug-resistant TB a runaway train. New tools are […]

Proposed Rule on Prostitution Could Hinder Efforts to Reach Vulnerable Populations

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In an effort to implement an “anti-prostitution” provision included in the Lantos-Hyde Act, the law that reauthorized PEPFAR, the Administration may do more harm than good. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, leading HIV/AIDS physician-scientists expressed serious concern that a proposed rule requiring PEPFAR-funded organizations to declare their opposition to […]

Deadly Duo Briefing: TB is the Biggest Threat to the "Miracle of HIV Therapy"

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Update: A full video of the briefing appears at the bottom of the post. Leading disease experts made a compelling case for strong US leadership and aggressive new policies to combat HIV/TB co-infection at a congressional briefing on Thursday. The briefing came in conjunction with the release of a new report, “Deadly Duo: The Synergy […]

FDA Panel Says Threat of MDR-TB Warrants Fast-Track for New Drugs

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has decided that the threat posed by MDR-TB merits a fast-track approval process for potential new treatments. The clock is ticking, as drug-resistant TB spreads across the globe and scientists search for new drugs to combat this virulent germ. Given that background, the FDA’s Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee […]