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2020 Statements

Treatment Action Group Celebrates New Guidance on the Right to Science by Global Human Rights Body
April 14, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) celebrates publication of the General Comment on “the human right of everyone to participate in and to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications” (the right to science), and calls the attention of grassroots activists and global civil society working on health to this…

Treatment Action Group Statement on BCG Vaccine and COVID-19
April 9, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) cautions that widespread media reports that the baccille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine may be protective against COVID-19 need to be read with caution.

TAG Statement on WHO Updated TB Preventive Therapy Guidance
March 31, 2020 — Last week, Treatment Action Group was pleased to receive the World Health Organization’s (WHO) update to its guidance on TB preventive therapy (TPT).

Treatment Action Group Statement on the High Price of Cepheid’s Xpert Test for COVID-19
March 27, 2020 — Cepheid is profiteering during a pandemic, with dangerous consequences for countries with vulnerable populations and health systems. New York, March 27, 2020 — Treatment Action Group calls for Cepheid to immediately lower to US$ 5 the developing country price of its rapid, cartridge-based test for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that…

Science-Based Activism to End Epidemics, from AIDS to COVID-19
March 25, 2020 — We hope you’re staying safe and sanitized during this difficult time! Here at TAG, we’re fortunate to be able to safely work from home, and advance the fight against HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C — and now against COVID-19.

Treatment Action Group Statement on HIV Treatments and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
March 25, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) is urging caution regarding the use of antiretroviral (ART) drugs as treatments for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. While there is clearly an acute need to carefully and quickly study interventions that may have activity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19 disease, it’s vitally important to be aware of…

CROI 2020 TB Round Up
March 16, 2020 — Treatment Action Group welcomes the flurry of tuberculosis (TB) data reported at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). This statement includes a summary of major findings, TAG’s take on them, and a more detailed overview of key findings.

African Declaration to Eliminate Hepatitis C and Improve the Health of People Who Use Drugs
February 20, 2020 — A group of organizations that includes Treatment Action Group issued this statement/declaration today, while attending INHSU 2020 Africa: the 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users.

Statement from the ACT NOW:END AIDS Coalition on President Trump’s State of the Union Commitment to Eradicate AIDS
February 5, 2020 — The ACT NOW:END AIDS Coalition, of which TAG is a founding member, released this statement today calling for the administration’s efforts to end the HIV epidemic to be rooted in fact, science, and sensible policies that are consistent with the stated goal of ending HIV.

Treatment Action Group Statement on the HVTN 702 HIV Vaccine Trial Results
February 3, 2020 — Treatment Action Group acknowledges with profound disappointment today’s announcement that the HIV Vaccine Trials Network HVTN 702 study did not demonstrate efficacy in preventing HIV acquisition.

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