Category Archives: HIV/TB DC Briefing

Center for Global Health Policy and GHC Briefing on HIV/TB Coinfection, Washington, DC

HIV Testing and Treatment at the “Very Core” of Child and Maternal Health

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an expert in epidemiology and outcomes research, took on two of the most contentious issues in the current debate about HIV treatment scale up: Can we afford it? And why shouldn’t we shift attention to other global health priorities, such as maternal […]

By the time we woke up, TB had gotten ahead

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J. Peter Cegielski, Team Leader for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis at the CDC, International Research and Programs Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), likened the tuberculosis epidemic to the fable of the tortoise and the hare. “By the 1980s we thought that TB had been conquered. We fell asleep of the wheel….. While we stopped to take […]

From the Audience Q & A

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National Public Radio correspondent Brenda Wilson asked the panel why the government could not provide substantial new funding for TB drugs and diagnostics. Referring to discussions at this week’s World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, she said others have suggested that we have the tools we need to fight TB and the problem is inadequate resources to make […]

HIV Scale-up and Synergies

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Wafaa El-Sadr, Director of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP); Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, shared her own experience on scaling up HIV programs based on her work in Africa. She focused on the importance of integrating HIV treatment with other health interventions. […]

Fauci Calls for More Research on HIV-TB Coinfection

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading voice for understanding HIV and infectious diseases in the U.S. government for a quarter century, often draws a crowd when he speaks—because of his ability to concisely say what needs to be done. Today, he did just that. Speaking at a briefing on global HIV-TB issues sponsored by the Center […]

Now, the scientists’ take on HIV and TB

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Welcome to our live blog just across from the U.S. Capitol, where more than 100 HIV and TB scientists, policymakers, and advocates have come together for a symposium titled “Changing Course: Stemming the Deadly Twin Epidemics of HIV and Tuberculosis.” Two back-to-back sessions—sponsored by the Center for Global Health Policy and the Global Health Council—will feature […]