The demand for, and the promise of, quick accurate tools to diagnose tuberculosis, and to discover resistance to basic TB treatments, are based on a simple and seemingly irrefutable premise. Such tools, it has been pointed out, make early and effective treatment possible, benefiting both patients and public with faster and more frequent cures, and […]
As the Obama Administration re-jiggers US foreign assistance policy in general and global health in particular, this op-ed by Dr. Robin Wood, a leading South African physician-researcher, highlights a growing—but little-noticed—explosion in tuberculosis in Cape Town. His startling research there, focusing on TB rates among young children, is a sign of the escalating threat posed […]
In the coming days, ScienceSpeaks will be live blogging from the 2009 International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town. In addition to our posts and a live blog from IAS, you can check out coverage by Aidsmap, which has promised daily reports on all the sessions. Click here to sign up for emailed bulletins.