Tag Archives: Diane Havlir

IDWeek: Prompt antiretroviral treatment critical for HIV-TB co-infection

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from IDWEEK 2013. Meeting in San Francisco from Oct. 2-6, with the theme “Advancing Science, Improving Care,” the conference features breaking scientific advances and approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV and TB. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – The longer the delay in starting antiretroviral treatment for a […]

Report from Maputo: Workshop to Scale Up TB/HIV Activities

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Maputo, Mozambique – The regional meeting to scale up collaborative TB/HIV activities in Africa kicked off in Maputo last week with presentations scheduled for 14 African country representatives to share progress and challenges in confronting TB/HIV co-infection in the most highly impacted region of the world. Less half of HIV-infected individuals being treated for TB […]

ID Week: A last look at AIDS, from beginning to end

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Do you remember where you were at the beginning of AIDS? Diane Havlir, who gave ID Week’s final talk on the epidemic, likes to ask that at the start of a talk, although she is increasingly aware that some of the physicians and researchers she is speaking to were children back […]

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 […]