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2019 Publications

Nothing About Us Without Us – TAGline, May 2019
May 2, 2019 – This TAGline is all about the importance of community engagement in research to end the epidemics of HIV, HCV, and TB. As this edition’s cover shows, protestors at the “Storm the NIH” demonstration and die-in in May 1990 demanded political will and funding for research, and equitable access to treatment for HIV.

An Activist’s Guide to Rifapentine for the Treatment of TB Infection
April 30, 2019 – Our publication, An Activist’s Guide to Rifapentine, details important efficacy, safety, and access information on rifapentine, a game-changing drug for treating tuberculosis (TB) infection in order to prevent active TB disease. Rifapentine is the backbone of newer regimens for preventing TB that are shorter and easier to complete than the older standard of care (called isoniazid preventive therapy).

TB LAM Testing Briefs
April 10, 2019 – Our two briefs, The LAM Test: Ensuring Scaled-Up, Expanded TB LAM Testing for People Living With Advanced HIV for Country Programs and The LAM Test: Ensuring Scaled-Up, Expanded TB LAM Testing for People Living With Advanced HIV for Donors, offer scientific evidence of the benefits of TB LAM testing, share an analysis of PEPFAR and Global Fund grants for the inclusion of TB LAM testing, and outline potential steps that countries and donors can take to make sure national TB programs can easily access this life-saving test.

New HCV Fact Sheets
March 29, 2019 – We just posted factsheets on sofosbuvir/daclatasvir and Mavyret, and each one is available in English and in Spanish.

Gene Editing in HIV Research
March 21, 2019 – The purpose of this issue brief is to provide background information on gene editing in HIV research, and context for the news about researcher He Jiankui’s misuse of the technology to alter embryos (Chinese authorities have since declared He's experiments illegal, the trial has been stopped, and investigations are ongoing).

Pipeline for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis
March 20, 2019 – A new report on the sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment and prevention research “pipeline” points to serious gaps in the development of new tools to address a growing epidemic in the U.S.  The report, released today by TAG and supported by NCSD, provides an assessment of the current research pipeline and calls for a major new investment in STI research.

EATAN HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis C Community Summit Report
February 25, 2019 – In July, 2018, The European African Treatment Advocates Network (EATAN), in conjunction with TAG, held a Community Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. EATAN focuses on supporting the medical and social needs of African migrant populations with HIV, HCV and other chronic health conditions.

Closing the Gap in Tuberculosis Research and Development Funding Briefs
February 20, 2019
 – In our two briefs, Closing the Gap in Tuberculosis Research and Development Funding: Actions for U.S. Government Executive Agencies and Actions for U.S. Congress, we detail how a funding increase of 0.1 percent, based on "fair share" of research capacity, would close the funding gap in TB R&D, catalyze new public health tools we need to create positive health outcomes among communities vulnerable to TB worldwide.