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EACS Standard of Care meeting report – Tackling HIV and co-infections in Europe: towards common standards

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the few HIV epidemics in the world where HIV incidence is still not decreasing, with significant challenges to achieving linkage to care, a…

HIV i-Base: HTB, second reports from CROI 2019

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. This issue of HTB includes a second set of reports from the recent CROI 2019 conference. These include…

Improving TB patient care in the Russian Federation with video-observed treatment

To help tuberculosis (TB) patients keep to their gruelling treatment regimens, WHO recommends that the intake of medicines is observed, in person, by a health-care worker, to support the patient…

Prioritising children and adolescents in the TB response of the WHO European Region

Abstract In 2017, in recognition of the challenges faced by Member States in managing childhood and adolescent tuberculosis (TB) at a country level, the WHO Regional Office for Europe held…

HIV/TB co-infection: Tunneling towards better diagnosis

1.2 million people in the world are co-infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria which causes tuberculosis, and HIV-1. This combination is deadly: it makes patient diagnosis and treatment difficult, and…

TB patient’s contemporary account accepted into the holdings of the Robert Koch Library, Berlin

Paul Thorn's book, Diary of a Modern Consumptive, is accepted as addition to historic library documenting man's struggle against harmful bacteria since 1882. BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM, March 21,…

Experts set out targets to eliminate TB within a generation

-- TB can be treated, prevented and cured, yet it kills 1.6 million people a year, more people than any other infectious disease. -- The savings from averting a TB…

A new digital platform for timely analysis and use of TB data

The WHO Global TB Programme has developed and is supporting country implementation of a new digital platform to store, analyze and visualize national and subnational TB surveillance data. The platform…

WHO issues updated recommendations on TB infection prevention and control

The World Health Organization has just issued updated WHO guidelines on TB infection prevention and control. These guidelines outline a new evidence-based framework that promotes the implementation of an integrated…

Belarus to switch to WHO’s new treatment guidelines for MDR-TB

“The World Health Organization has recently updated its treatment guidelines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Now all MDR-TB patients (not only those with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, XDR-TB) should get new medicines…

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