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An Activist’s Guide to the LAM Test

Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one killer of people living with HIV/AIDS, causing one in three of all AIDS-related deaths. People living with HIV are at increased risk of developing TB, and of dying from it—especially when they have advanced…

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Activist Guide to Hepatitis C Virus Diagnostics

The purpose of this new publication is to provide information for you and your community. The Activist Guide aims to provide a deeper focus on diagnosis with updated information about the steps and different technologies involved in diagnosing a person with hepatitis C.
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February 8, 2017: TAG and partner organizations advocating for the rights of people affected by HIV and TB around the world encouraged the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to support the immediate introduction of the LAM test in all PEPFAR-funded…

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HCV Genotypes

February 2017 What are genotypes? A genotype is a way to put the hepatitis C virus (HCV) into categories based on similar genes. It’s important to know and understand HCV genotypes because different genotypes respond differently to medicines that treat…

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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Diagnostics Fact Sheet

What is screening? Screening looks to see whether someone might have a disease. For hepatitis C virus (HCV), screening means looking for antibodies instead of the virus. What are antibodies? Antibodies are Y-shaped proteins made by a person’s immune system.…

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