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New HIV drug safe with preventive TB meds

March 7, 2019
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A new blockbuster HIV drug is safe in combination with a shorter and more effective prescription to prevent deadly tuberculosis (TB), according to breaking research from South Africa.

Top killer diseases feed on each other

October 1, 2018
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One week, two UN high level meetings on health matters – and virtually no interaction between the two. But diabetes, cancer and depression have a major impact on tuberculosis. If we treat them in silos, we won’t overcome them. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green.

No end in sight for TB

November 20, 2017
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South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.

One in four people globally has latent TB

October 28, 2016
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Almost a quarter of the world’s population is infected with ‘latent’ tuberculosis (TB) – a dormant form of the disease, threatening the World Health Organisation’s aim to fully eliminate TB by 2050.