Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Case?” “Suspect?” “Trafficking?” “Industry?” We’re reading guides on how to talk about TB, write about sex work

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Every Word Counts – “One of the most effective tools against tuberculosis is education . . .” This guide to language and usage for tuberculosis communications from Stop TB Partnership is intended to both inform and stimulate discussion around how the disease is discussed, responded to, lived with and survived. With sections on technical language, […]

HIV fighters look ahead to “Heartbreak Hill” and reclaimed dreams

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With opportunities to end the HIV pandemic demanding more resources and resolve than ever, a gathering of those in it for the long haul urge final sprint The right things in the right places at the right time came together for Fortunata Kasege in 1997, when she came to the United States from her home in […]

Campaign highlights patients’ right: “Be Healthy — Know your viral load”

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By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. UNAIDS, 2014, 90-90-90 It is the last stop, essential to the success of […]

Long-acting injectable HIV treatment shows promise in early study results

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A future of HIV treatment that doesn’t depend on daily dosing seemed to move a little closer today with an announcement that early findings show an injected combination of two antiretroviral medicines given monthly or every two months effective in controlling HIV among people whose virus was already suppressed. The findings come from the first […]

TB diagnostic offers hope, while disease detection in highest burden country lags

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Imagine if patients with suspected tuberculosis, possibly drug resistant, could be diagnosed, no matter where they live, immediately and reliably at their local health centers — even if their local health centers had unreliable electricity, and no laboratory. It would be possible with a light-weight, portable wireless device that can be attached to a smartphone. The machine […]