Category Archives: TB

What We’re Reading

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The December issue of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) has a supplement on HIV/AIDS among drug using populations. Articles include analyses of the link between drug use and HIV epidemics and antiretroviral therapy treatment and prevention in drug users. There is also one article that looks at tuberculosis and hepatitis C co-infection with HIV/AIDS, examining how these deadly combinations affect drug users worldwide.

On the ONE blog, Julie Walz from the Center for Global Development writes about their annual “Commitment to Development Index,” which ranks countries on their commitment to aid and development. The United States is No. 11. Sweden is No. 1, and South Korea comes in last.

MSF report demands urgent response to HIV, TB in Swaziland

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Twenty years ago, the average person in Swaziland could expect to live 60 years. Today, the ravages of the tuberculosis and HIV epidemics have dropped that number to 31 years, according to a new report “Fighting a dual epidemic” released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV infection among […]