Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

High HIV rates in Asia-Pacific transgenders, trade deal threatens affordable AIDS meds abroad, and more…

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The following list of What We’re Reading is a compilation of recent releases and reports making headlines in global health: HIV may afflict almost half Asia-Pacific transgenders (UN): According to a new report from the United Nations (UN), almost 50 percent of transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region could be HIV infected – with poor […]

Report: GeneXpert TB diagnostics take off in low-resource countries

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As of the end of the first quarter of 2012, nearly 864,000 GeneXpert MTB/RIF rapid tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic cartridges had been procured under manufacturer Cephied’s concessional pricing mechanism. The information was part of a the three-page report released in May by the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization (WHO), giving an update on […]