In this edition of What We’re Reading, Science Speaks highlights the following articles and news pieces: Community-based Voluntary Counseling and Testing Ups HIV Testing Rates; Effectiveness of Four-Drug TB Treatment Confirmed; TB Discovery Paves the Way for Drugs that Prevent Lung Destruction, Antiretroviral Therapy and the Control of HIV Associated TB – Will ART Do It?; and Updates from the PEPFAR Annual Meeting in South Africa.
Sub-Saharan African countries where adolescents 15 or younger could be tested for HIV without sign-off by parents or guardians show 11 percent higher rates of testing […]
WHO releases updated drug-resistant TB guidelines, removing toxic injectables from recommended treatments
With the release of a “pre-final text” of updated guidelines for treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis, the World Health Organization made official substantial changes to […]
A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]
A year that started with a shutdown of the U.S. government is ending the same way, demonstrating ongoing instability in American policy, funding and global health […]