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20 March 2017
From the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, following a guitarist and his friends on their journey to create a new musical sound and catapult their small-time band to the...
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15 March 2017
“’The Lucky Specials’ has the potential to help people realize that they can overcome curable diseases like tuberculosis. This is a story of triumph over adversity, and it poignantly demonstrates the importance of access to medical care and...
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15 March 2017
It’s one of weakest links in the health systems where limited resources and long distances separate sick people from the laboratories that could diagnose their ills: For want of a simple affordable system to get patient specimens from one place...
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13 March 2017
After a second wave of intensive household testing, a large study of the 'test and treat' strategy in Zambia is diagnosing more people with HIV, getting more people onto treatment and reducing the time between diagnosis and starting treatment,...
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7 March 2017
From the handful of people — 50,000 — across Africa with access to life-saving treatment for HIV in 2003,  to more than 18 million today, the chronology of U.S. leadership against the pandemic that was filling graveyards, orphaning infants, and...
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3 March 2017
The Stop TB Partnership today launched its World TB Day website which has the full spectrum of downloadable communications materials. World TB Day is organized each year on 24 March and aims to build awareness on TB. It is an opportunity...
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2 March 2017
Today marks a significant development in responding to the HIV testing gap with the approval of the first product for HIV self-testing (HIVST) by the UNITAID-funded Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics (ERPD), hosted by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS...
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2 March 2017
Since 1991, there has been mixed evidence as to whether using hormonal contraceptive methods increases a woman’s risk of acquiring HIV. To answer this question the World Health Organization (WHO) has continuously monitored the available evidence. In...
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1 March 2017
Exclusion of tuberculosis from WHO “catalogue of 12 bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health,” threatens development of medicines to treat world’s leading infectious disease killer, health advocates and leaders sayWhile the unveiling...
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1 March 2017
A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.The research partnership -...
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28 February 2017
Treatment as prevention and PrEP provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand and practice ‘safe sex’, Martin Holt of the University of New South Wales told a public lecture in Sydney...
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28 February 2017
The Challenge Initiative, led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, has just launched their website! The Initiative is a global urban reproductive health program that will build off evidence and lessons...
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27 February 2017
In the latest in a series of moves responding to the global health threats posed by spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the World Health Organization today released a list of “priority pathogens” calling for urgent and strongly supported...
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27 February 2017
Viread, in contrast with other antiretroviral medications, was associated with an increased risk for bone fractures in people with HIV in a recent study.Patients who had used or were currently using Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, Gilead...
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24 February 2017
A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant—especially from living donors—than their uninfected counterparts. The study appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal...
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24 February 2017
Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, a leading annual...
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23 February 2017
Everyone will have experienced discrimination of some kind during their lives; however, non-discrimination is a human right. Equally, states and individuals have a legal obligation not to discriminate. This year, on 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day...
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23 February 2017
Surveys indicate that the majority of people living with HIV would be happier with a monthly injection than a daily pill. At least five drug candidates are under development now because of their potential to be delivered in long-acting formulations...
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22 February 2017
Positive results from small clinical studies without control groups often get dismissed as anecdote, and for good reason: Many don’t pan out in more rigorous trials. But when a field suffers as much failure as the search for an AIDS vaccine has over...
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22 February 2017
Getting out of the house:Mobile data collection beyond surveysGathering and measuring information in a systematic fashion enables development projects to answer relevant questions and evaluate outcomes. Data collection must, of course, always...
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21 February 2017
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women low- and middle-income countries, including Botswana, where 75 percent of cervical cancer patients suffer from advanced forms of the disease. These patients can face wait times as long...
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21 February 2017
They are curious, impulsive and renownedly reckless. Studies have indicated they remain blissfully unaware of their risks, and unequipped to face them. Now, their numbers are growing fastest in countries that are home to great risks —...
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20 February 2017
A so-called "HIV Conserv" vaccine has, for the first time, produced significant prolonged viral control in a large minority of recipients once they were taken off antiretroviral therapy (ART). So far, 1 participant has stayed off ART for 7 months...
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17 February 2017
Patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may avoid development of sometimes fatal complications when treatment is initiated, researchers reported here.Tuberculosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-...