Items tagged with HIV coinfection

Let’s focus: CALL TO ACTION ON TB/HIV launched at TB/IAS in Amsterdam (post with simple image)

27 July 2018 I Geneva, Switzerland - TB 2018 was held ahead of the 22nd International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2018. TB 2018  was co-hosted by the International AIDS Society, the Stop TB Partnership and USAID. It was well-attended with eminent speakers including His Excellency, Aaron Motsoaledi (South African Health Minister and Chair of Stop TB Partnership), His Excellency Yusuf Shaikh (Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Pakistan), William Steiger (Chief of Staff of USAID), Eric Goosby (UN Special Envoy on TB), Yogan Pillay (Deputy Director-General for Health in South Africa), Peter Sands (Executive Director of Global Fund), Soumya Swaminathan (Deputy Director General of WHO) and a number of TB survivors.

Blessina Kumar's speech at AIDS 2018 (post with simple image)

Blessina Kumar's speech delivered at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 27 July 2018.

Activists call on countries and donors to immediately scale up use of life-saving TB LAM test (post with simple image)

Provocative distribution of yellow lemonade in urine collection cups calls attention to need for this simple, urine-based test.

UNAIDS reports mixed progress towards reaching the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75% (post with simple image)

Five countries met the target three years ahead of the 2020 deadline and 18 more are on track; however, most countries are lagging behind and risk missing the target completely. UNAIDS urges countries to step up action.   

TB LAM testing briefs (post with simple image)

Two important tools for activists to use with donors and national TB programs in advocating for increased scale-up of the inexpensive, urine TB LAM test - an essential diagnostic test for TB in people living with HIV.

MSF technical brief: A rapid TB test for people living with HIV (post with simple image)

TB LAM can help close the deadly TB testing gap.

WHO updates policy for the use of TB LAM test (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization now recommends more broader use of urinary LAM assays for diagnosis of TB in people living with HIV.

An Activist's Guide to the TB LAM Test (post with simple image)

Treatment Action Group releases an updated version of its Activist’s Guide to the LAM Test with a complementary resource that tracks the status of LAM uptake in the 30 high TB/HIV burden countries.

Activists call on Indian government to revitalize the TB preventive treatment program (post with simple image)

Indian activists demand the introduction of the newer short-course TB preventive treatment regimens for people living with HIV.

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