Tag Archives: Action

TB advocates call on organizations, leaders to work together, speed access to existing treatments for drug resistant tuberculosis

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They would like an answer on March 24 When World TB Day next Tuesday commemorates the discovery in 1882 of the bacteria that causes the disease, announcements and op-ed pieces will note the progress that has been made since, and will certainly call for more. A group of 89 organizations that last week sent a […]

AIDS 2014: TB HIV goals closer to rhetoric than reality, report released here shows

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Science Speaks is live-blogging from AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia through the week, with updates on research, policy and insights from the 20th International AIDS Conference.   MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – While tuberculosis remains the leading killer of people with HIV, measures targeting the two diseases together remain neglected by HIV programs, leaving the bulk of […]

A promise, a petition, a push, the state of the global HIV response, and more

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“The promise of an AIDS-free generation“: If you listened to the State of the Union Address this week hoping for mention of the epic response to the global HIV epidemic launched at a State of the Union Address a decade ago, you got it, when the President spoke of “realizing the promise of an AIDS-free […]

Programs, research, funding for tuberculosis response leave children behind

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When a disease spreads among people living in close quarters and poverty, the question of how hard it is hitting some of the most vulnerable people in its path seems obvious: How many children are suffering from, and dying of tuberculosis? The answer: Nobody seems to know. Numbers are just the tip of the iceberg […]

India’s patent laws, public health response without public healthcare and bridging the Global Fund gap . . .

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India’s patent laws: This Lancet special report on legal challenges by Bayer and Novartis to applications of India’s Patents Act provides a link to the 2010 United Nations Development Program’s report on the nation’s efforts to supply affordable HIV treatment in the context of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). It […]