Daily Archives: November 17, 2010

Results out soon for iPrEx study on PrEP effectiveness among MSM

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When will we see the efficacy results from the iPrEx study on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) effectiveness among men who have sex with men (MSM)? “Sooner than you think,” said Pedro Goicochea, an iPrEx trial investigator, during a conference call this afternoon convened by AVAC. The trail data is currently being analyzed, but there have been some […]

The TB crisis in children

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The Global Center’s David Bryden reported from the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health, last week in Berlin.

Tuberculosis is often thought of as a disease that mainly affects adults. However, at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Berlin, Dr. Anneke Hesseling of the Desmond Tutu TB Centre in South Africa presented some startling information showing that the level of infection among children is actually quite significant, and that TB is an important issue for maternal and child health advocates.