Daily Archives: March 16, 2011

A research agenda for TB

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Kevin M. DeCock, MD, director of the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks with Science Speaks about the fight against TB. In his own words, “TB remains very important. Here are a few research priorities for TB, and I think you can classify the research in different ways: operational, developmental, and epidemiological. The first question, an operational one, is how do we best use antiretroviral drugs? If we use them to prevent HIV, that’s very important because we will also prevent HIV-associated TB. If we use them in people infected with HIV, the question is when do we start therapy? How early to give the best maximum TB prevention benefit? …