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Larry Kramer: For gays, the worst is yet to come. Again.

I was recently honored for my birthday with an all-star reading of my play “The Destiny of Me.” It was obviously a very emotional experience for me. I’m supposed to…

Advocates call for policies to support all-oral regimens for children with drug-resistant TB

Advocates release recommendations for injectable-free regimens for children under the age of 12 years. The Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre (DTTC), the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Treatment Action…

Activists call on Johnson & Johnson to drop the price of bedaquiline

Activists ask the company to drop the price of bedaquiline in all markets to $32 a month or lower. South Africa’s Department of Health recently announced that it will replace…

HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview with Bruce Richman

Bruce Richman is the founder and executive director of Prevention Access Campaign and Undetectable = Untransmittable, U= U, a global community of HIV advocates, researchers and organizations, uniting to clarify…

Communities and Civil Society Communiqué on the draft multi-sectoral framework to accelerate progress to end TB

Representatives of communities affected by TB and civil society organizations met in Bangkok on 24 June 2018 to formulate a civil society position on TB accountability, guided by the draft…

Countdown to the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB

All hands on deck needed! 90 days to go! 27 June 2018 | GENEVA – Only 90 days are left to the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, which…

How AIDS activism impacted activists

Three decades after the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) arguably hastened the science, treatments and services for persons with HIV/AIDS, researchers have found long-term effects on the activists…

Summary from the Interactive Civil Society Hearing on TB released

The first-ever Interactive Civil Society Hearing to prepare the UN High-Level Meeting on TB took place on 4 June 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The summary from…

South Africa makes bedaquiline part of its standard recommended treatment regimen for rifampicin-resistant TB

Global TB CAB welcomes introduction of safer drug for most South Africans with rifampicin-resistant TB; Other countries and the World Health Organization must now follow. 19 June 2018 -- The…

Treatment Action Group welcomes price reductions for TB medicines

Countries and donors must do more to ensure all people with TB have access; further price reductions for newer medicines required. NEW YORK, NY – June 19, 2018 – Treatment…