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Publications 2014

2014 TAGupdate
December 15, 2014 – TAG’S PROGRESS ON THE FIGHT TO END HIV/AIDS, VIRAL HEPATITIS, AND TUBERCULOSIS

HIV Cure Research Fact Sheet
December 2014 – Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a highly effective treatment for HIV infection, preventing progression of the disease in the vast majority of recipients. When ART is accessible and started early in the course of infection, the lifespan of HIV-positive people is typically very close to that of comparable HIV-negative people. But ART can have toxicities, is often costly, and requires strict daily pill taking that can lessen quality of life. Because of the limitations of ART, a cure for HIV infection remains a vital goal for research.

2014 Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2013
October 22, 2014 – Reader beware: funding data presented in this report may be less encouraging than they appear. A quick glance at Treatment Action Group’s ninth annual Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends would suggest good news: funding for tuberculosis research and development (TB R&D) increased by US$37.9 million over 2012 to reach a total of $676.7 million in 2013. The foundation of the TB research enterprise, however, is shakier than at any other time since Treatment Action Group (TAG) began tracking funding levels in 2005.

TAGline Fall 2014: hello generics

An Activist’s Guide to Delamanid
September 23, 2014 – Delamanid (also called Deltyba), the newest drug to fight tuberculosis (TB) was approved in Europe and Japan in 2014. This guide explains what we know about the drug’s efficacy and safety. The guide describe what activists—including people with TB, researchers, and doctors who treat TB—can do to help ensure access, fair pricing, and further research.

An Activist’s Guide to Linezolid
September 23, 2014 – Linezolid, an older drug important for treating some cases of drug-resistant TB, is being used more and more, and this guide summarizes the information we have on linezolid’s safety and efficacy in TB treatment. The guide describe what activists—including people with TB, researchers, and doctors who treat TB—can do to help ensure access, fair pricing, and further research.

2014 Pipeline Report
July 20, 2014 – HIV, HCV, and TB Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.
 

1st Hepatitis C Virus World Community Advisory Board Report
July 14, 2014 — The hepatitis C virus (HCV) World Community Advisory Board (CAB) grew from an international AIDS activist movement. The objectives of the meeting were three-fold: 1. To provide a forum for leading activists to learn about developments in HCV treatment and access barriers; 2. To find common advocacy strategies; and 3. To meet with pharmaceutical companies about their plans for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

2013 Annual Report
July 11, 2014 — Progress in the Fight Against HIV, HCV, and TB.
 

AnTAGline Spring 2014: The April Fools' Issue

Defuse Hepatitis C, the Viral Time Bomb: Test and Treat Hepatitis C
May, 2014 –
Position paper for the 67th World Health Assembly: "We, people living with HCV, HIV/AIDS, people who use drugs, and our advocates, urge United Nations (UN) Member States to act with urgency to end the hepatitis C epidemic; it is possible!"
 

Flatlined: U.S. Government Investments in Tuberculosis Research and Development, 2009-2012
The goal of eliminating tuberculosis (TB) as a public health threat in the United States is under threat. In 1989, the U.S. government committed to ending the TB epidemic through the formation of a national TB elimination plan.1 Since then, the heart of the U.S. strategy for domestic TB elimination has progressed through a combination of visionary research linked to bold implementation. As a result of this two-pronged strategy, there were only 9,951 new domestic cases of TB in 2012, the lowest level since reporting began in 1953.2 Yet falling funding for TB research threatens to roll back the hard-won achievements of the last two decades.