Tag Archives: HIV/TB co-infection

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 […]

At urban crossroads, research, care and community meet

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA —Here at the Warwick Avenue Triangle every form of land transportation into the city converges — trains, buses, trucks, taxis — bringing three million people a day through this intersection. This makes it a convenient spot for a TB clinic which is one of the services offered here at the Centre for […]

Report from Maputo: Snapshots of TB/HIV efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Zambia:  TB Control Pilot generates recommendations In 2010 a Human Rights Watch report charged the Zambian prison system with severe overcrowding, gross human rights violations and conditions that perpetuate infectious diseases, notably tuberculosis. The report led to a partnership between the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan […]

Blueprint: Plan for HIV must specify TB response

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Dr. Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, began her career with the World Health Organization as a medical officer for TB in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia working with all institutions involved in TB care, including ministers of health and justice. She directly supported civil society and communities, funding their efforts through a […]

Viet Nam Hosts Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board–Showcases Progress in Fighting TB and HIV/TB Co-Infection

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski. Viet Nam was an fitting spot for last week’s meeting of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating  Board, since the country’s anti-TB efforts demonstrate both the challenges and the potential for progress in  combating this deadly disease. Viet Nam’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Health welcomed members […]

Doing TB Diagnosis With Shopkeepers and Bicycles? Not a Sustainable Strategy

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There were plenty of frightening statistics and unsettling trends highlighted at today’s World TB Day briefing on Capitol Hill. But one photo captured the true scope of the problem in scaling up diagnosis and treatment of the global TB epidemic. Celine Gounder, MD, an IDSA member and TB/HIV specialist at Johns Hopkins University, described a […]

UN Envoy Sampaio Making the Case for TB in DC

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski:  Dr. Jorge Sampaio, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Stop TB and former President of Portugal, is in Washington this week to meet with key US government officials about the urgent need for enhanced U.S. leadership to battle global tuberculosis. Dr. Sampaio invited a small group of […]

HIV/TB Co-infection–The Deadly Duo Take Center Stage at IAS

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. World renowned HIV/TB expert Dr. Gerry Friedland, a professor of medicine at Yale and a member of the Global Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee, opened this morning’s plenary session at the 2009 IAS conference by highlighting important operational research […]

At HIV/TB Session, the Good, the Bad, and the Promising

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Note: From July 19-22, the Center for Global Health Policy’s staff will be live blogging from the International AIDS Society 2009 meeting in Cape Town. This post was written by Center director Christine Lubinski, who attended a two-day pre-meeting on HIV/TB co-infection. Despite the scope and gravity of HIV/TB confection, there are glimmers of hope from […]

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 […]