By Susan Swindells* and Mark Harrington This issue of TAGline explores the exciting opportunities and challenges that come with the development of long-acting formulations for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. For many years to date, patients and providers…
Hepatitis C PACT was launched in 2021 and aims to tackle ongoing disparities in access to diagnostics and treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), home to 75% of people living with the viral illness. This brief explains the group's goals and work.
On June 24, TAG submitted testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining funding priorities for fiscal year 2022.
TAG joins the U.S. National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) in celebrating our dedicated and brilliant Senior Government Relations and Policy Officer, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Lovinger, who today received the 2021 Charles DeGraw TB Advocacy Award.
Storytelling is a tool that can help build understanding, support discussions between members of affected communities and other stakeholders, and aid in the identification of important issues and potential solutions. These storyboards follow three individuals journeys through diagnosis, treatment and care, and the barriers they face.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2021,Treatment Action Group (TAG), Black AIDS Institute, (BAI), and the COVID Prevention Trials Network (CoVPN) will convene a virtual news conference and roundtable discussion to disseminate findings from a soon-to-be published report: Breaking Barriers: Surveying Community Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine Research.
This publication explores the critical role the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium holds in increasing the store of knowledge about TB cures and other tools, demonstrates the implications that a lack of funding will have across the TB pipeline, and offers recommendations to ensure the gains made in TB research are not lost.
TAG led an open letter appealing to donors, countries, and health actors to improve access to GeneXpert and other diagnostics for COVID-19, TB, HIV, HBV, HCV, and other diseases by applying collective leverage in negotiations with Cepheid for lower prices and sufficient volumes; establishing cost-of-goods-sold (COGS)-plus and volume-based pricing for diagnostics as a global norm; and increasing investments in alternative rapid molecular tests to promote competition and improve access.
Today’s decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine is an important step toward bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control in the United States.
Treatment Action Group applauds the appointment of Dr. Demetre Daskalakis to helm the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP). We can think of no better public health practitioner to embody true innovation and disrupt the status quo in our national HIV prevention response.