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Poor Treatment Boosts XDR-TB

PRETORIA, 25 March 2014 (allAfrica) - The drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimen may be fuelling the rise of MDR-TB as a recent study suggests that many patients are already resistant to at least three of its standard drugs.

Tuberculosis Cases May Increase in Country By 2017 - WHO

LUANDA, 25 March 2014 (allAfrica) - The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2017 the TB cases rate may rise in Angola.

UNAIDS calls for earlier access to HIV and TB testing and treatment services

GENEVA, 24 March 2014 (UNAIDS) - On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, UNAIDS is making an urgent call for global efforts to be stepped up to ensure earlier testing and treatment of TB and HIV. TB remains a leading cause of death among people living with HIV. In 2012, there were an estimated 1.1 million new cases of TB among people living with HIV—with 75% of new cases occurring among people living in Africa.

SAfAIDS Statement on World TB Day

SAfAIDS joins the world in commemorating World TB Day on 24th March 2014. World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that today, tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. Nearly nine million people fell ill with TB in 2010, with 1.4 million dying from the disease. Of these deaths, 95% were in developing countries.

Men speak out on PMTCT

HARARE, (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - “Maresults ako iwawo ndiwo anguwo”.  Your HIV Test results are the same as mine! These were some of the beliefs the majority of men expressed at the recently held Men Demand Creation Community Dialogue (DCCD) and Demand Creation Leadership Dialogue (DCLD) held in Chivi under the theme ‘Our baby, Our Future” which had an attendance of over 120 men from various walks of life.

Botswana government ordered to provide HIV treatment to non-citizen prisoners

GABORONE, 19 March 2014 (BONELA) - In another important legal victory for human rights in Botswana, the High Court in Gaborone yesterday ordered the government to provide HIV treatment to all non-citizen prisoners.

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