tagline Winter 2010
- World Health Organization HIV Treatment Guidelines Evolve
Safer and more effective drug combinations included in new guidelines
- NIAID Workshop: Elimination of HIV Reservoirs
On Friday, January 15, the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sponsored a scientific workshop entitled “The Next Challenge: Elimination of HIV Reservoirs.” The event took place during the Keystone conference on HIV pathogenesis in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The focus of the agenda was on curing HIV infection, a goal once thought far-fetched but recently made to seem more attainable by a case of apparent HIV eradication, described at the workshop by Jeffrey Laurence in a talk entitled: “Proving the Concept: The First Well-Documented Functional, and Probably Complete, Case of HIV Eradication.”
- Two New Classes of TB drugs - the First in 40 years - advance through phase II studies
After 40 years of scientific stagnation, it is beginning to be an exciting time in tuberculosis treatment research.
- As with HIV Treatment, Botwswana Leads the Way with TB Prevention
BOTUSA study strongly supports continuous preventive IPT for people with HIV
- TAG Goes to Cuba
Cuba boasts model health outcomes but at what costs to human rights?
- Do the Right Thing: Eliminating Racial Disparities in Viral Hepatitis Drug Development
In the United States, the highest all-cause mortality rates are found among African American men and women aged 25 to 64. This racial disparity is underscored by a disproportionate burden of viral hepatitis among African-Americans; hepatitis B virus (HBV) is 4.6 times more prevalent, and hepatitis C virus (HCV) is twice as prevalent among African-Americans than Caucasians.
- President Obama's Disappointing 2011 Budget Presents Sharp Gap Between Needs and Funds Available
Negligible Increases for AIDS, TB, Viral Hepatitis Treatment and Research