Daily Archives: February 1, 2010

White House Budget Falls Short on Global HIV & TB

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Although some details are still murky, a first-blush analysis of  Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2011 budget doesn’t look good for US efforts to combat the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics. From treatment to prevention, these global health threats could get short-changed under the White House plan. Let’s start with PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. […]

A New Weapon in the Fight against HIV/TB Co-Infection

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New results from a tuberculosis vaccine trial indicate that the Mycobacterium vaccae (MV) was effective in preventing TB among people with HIV. Given that TB is the No. 1 killer of people with HIV in the developing world, this could be a major advance in the battle against these synergistic scourges. In the seven-year study […]