Basic and Clinical Science

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April 12, 2019

OBJECTIVES: HIV infection has been associated with an impaired lung function in high-income countries, but the association between HIV infection and pulmonary function in Sub-Saharan Africa remains unclear.

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April 12, 2019

In East and Southern Africa, where 5% to 10% have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection remains unacceptably high. This introduces challenges and opportunities for implementation of HBV care and treatment.

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April 2, 2019
In this, our 7th, issue, we have assembled 67 abstracts published from January through February 2019 that feature evidence from Botswana (3), Eswatini (2), Lesotho (2), Malawi (16), Mozambique (3), South Africa (40), Tanzania (2), Zambia (3) and Zimbabwe (7).
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March 19, 2019

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic in young people, especially among young women.

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March 19, 2019

BACKGROUND:

People living with HIV (PLHIV) are at increased risk of tuberculosis (TB). TB is also the leading opportunistic infection contributing to about one-third of deaths in this population. The World Health Organization recommends regular screening for TB in PLHIV.

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March 12, 2019

When I began caring for people with HIV in the early 1980s, the disease was usually a death sentence. We had no drugs to fight the virus, and most of our patients died within months to a year.

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March 12, 2019
In this study, we aimed to study retention in care trajectories and associated factors in ART-eligible patients enrolled in a universal test-and-treat trial implemented in rural South Africa.
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March 12, 2019
Drug resistance is a challenge for the global control of tuberculosis. We examined mortality in patients with tuberculosis from high-burden countries, according to concordance or discordance of results from drug susceptibility testing done locally and in a reference laboratory.
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March 8, 2019

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

Opportunity
March 8, 2019
The Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH has launched its Wave 7 round of funding to improve TB case finding and treatment outcomes with an emphasis on the empowerment of women and girls to lead key approaches in TB response.