Daily Archives: July 22, 2010

UNAIDS, STOP TB Partnership Commit to Half TB Deaths in PLHA by 2015

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The following post is by The Global Center’s Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Michel Sidibe, Director of UNAIDS, and Marcos Espinal, Director of the STOP TB Partnership, signed a memorandum of understanding at a TB/HIV symposium today, pledging to join forces to reduce the human toll of HIV/TB co-infection.  […]

Starting HIV Treatment Earlier Improves Mortality for Co-infected Patients on TB Treatment

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The following post is by HIVMA Executive Director Andrea Weddle, reporting from the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. In another late breaker session Thursday, French researcher Blanc presented data supporting early initiation of HIV treatment for patients co-infected with HIV/TB and suggesting it could reduce deaths in co-infected patients by 33 percent. The results […]

Treating Infants with HIV Earlier Saves Money

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The following post is by HIVMA Executive Director Andrea Weddle. She is on location in Vienna, reporting from the 18th International AIDS Conference. South African researcher Meyer-Rath presented compelling data on the cost effectiveness of treating infants early in South Africa at an IAS 2010 late breaker session on Thursday. The findings were based on […]

Lack of TB Screening for PLHA: “Malpractice on the grandest scale”

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Vienna — “Today, only 4.1 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are screened for TB,” said RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter during a press conference Wednesday at IAS 2010.  “And this is despite TB being the most likely infection to kill [HIV infected persons.]” “Failure to provide this screening is malpractice on the grandest scale,” […]