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Treat all policies saw increased access, uptake of antiretroviral treatment among teenagers who had lived with the virus from infancy

Well into the era of effective treatment for HIV, a question contributed to a lag in access to the life-saving antiretroviral drugs in resource limited countries: If everyone was eligible for the medicine, would those who need it most urgently be crowded out? Just the opposite, a study tracking data on antiretroviral treatment initiation among […]

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50th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Socioeconomic support improves TB prevention

HYDERABAD, INDIA – Accelerating efforts to prevent tuberculosis wherever it is treated has been the rallying cry in Hyderabad during this conference. One study shows that providing financial incentives plus social support not only improves TB treatment completion but increases TB screening and preventative therapy uptake among household members of TB patients. “TB is the archetypal […]

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50th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Prevention trial targets multidrug-resistant TB

HYDERABAD, INDIA – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is investing $70 million in a phase III clinical trial assessing the use of tuberculosis treatments in preventing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis infection among high-risk individuals, including infected household contacts of MDR-TB patients and people living with HIV, institute officials announced here. The trial will compare the […]

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50th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB drug price drop aims to accelerate access to improved preventive therapy

HYDERABAD, INDIA – A Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Unitaid and pharmaceutical company agreement will reduce the price of a three-month course of rifapentine – a key drug used in preventive therapy against tuberculosis – by 66% in 100 low- and middle-income countries, officials from Unitaid and pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced here […]

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HIV

Treat all policies saw increased access, uptake of antiretroviral treatment among teenagers who had lived with the virus from infancy

Well into the era of effective treatment for HIV, a question contributed to a lag in access to the life-saving antiretroviral drugs in resource limited countries: […]

Tuberculosis

50th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Vaccine candidate shows effectiveness in preventing active TB disease

HYDERABAD, INDIA – The world is one major step closer to a vaccine against tuberculosis, researchers said here, with results from a clinical trial of an […]

Research & Development

DRC Ebola PHEIC continues amid ongoing obstacles while vaccine approval represents “major milestone” for future responses

While the committee examining the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo emerged today from its 5th meeting with the conclusion that transmissions of the […]

Policy

What we’re reading: Harm in immigrant detention facilities and what needs to happen when children die in U.S. custody

A natural death: The political battlefield of infections and migrant children’s bodies – Tracing the events surrounding the death of eight-year-old Felipe Alonso Gomez in U.S. […]