Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

ART, Sooner Not Later

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A new study suggests that HIV infected patients should start antiretroviral treatment earlier.   Here’s the editor’s note accompanying the article in today’s online version of the Lancet:   “When to start antiretroviral treatment has been a problem for physicians dealing with patients with HIV infection. Most commonly the decision is based on CD4 counts, […]

Call to Action in Beijing

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The meeting in Beijing last week of health ministers from high-burden MDR and XDR TB countries has produced some significant results, at least on paper. Perhaps most notably, participants “committed to help mobilize $2 billion needed over the next two years to adequately finance the TB and M/XDR-TB response from both domestic and international resources […]