Category Archives: TB

Study: Does practice follow evolving TB-HIV guidelines, evidence?

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How long is the lag before the new becomes the norm? In the midst of evolving guidelines based on evidence surrounding the treatment of HIV and TB co-infection, the answer can be a matter of life and preventable death. And in resource poor settings, where changes to treatment can face more challenges, and where physicians […]

Briefing speakers, report: antibiotic resistant infections “pose a catastrophic threat to people in every country”

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When Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) practiced as an attorney in Texas during the 1980s, some of his clients had become infected with tuberculosis that had become resistant to the first and best line of treatment. He had to talk to them through walls to avoid exposure to the disease, he said, often having to shout […]

The Global Fund and U.S. direct assistance dominate global TB funding according to new report

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According to “Mapping the Donor Landscape in Global Health: Tuberculosis”, another contribution to a series launched by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and direct U.S. financing constitute 81 percent of global TB assistance and account for more than 75 percent of funding received in every region in […]