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Blog Post Highlights Journal Article On Developing TB Treatments For Underserved Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Children, people with HIV, pregnant women, and others underserved by TB drug development present ethical imperative, opportunities for global disease approaches, authors say Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses “an article [published] in a recently released Journal of Infectious…

Treating People With HIV As Soon As Possible Would Provide ‘Double Benefit’

New York Times: Treating HIV Patients Before They Get Sick Editorial Board “…The finding [of the START trial that shows people living with HIV should begin treatment as soon as possible] raises the powerful moral question of whether global and national organizations can find the will — and the resources…

GHTC Blog Post Examines 21st Century Cures Act

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: 21st Century Cures Act: What the global health community needs to know GHTC Communications Officer Marissa Chmiola discusses “the 21st Century Cures Act — a bill that aims to speed the development, approval, and introduction of new health technologies” — that “the House Energy and…

People Diagnosed With HIV Should Begin Treatment Immediately, Study Shows

News outlets report on findings from the START trial, which show early treatment following HIV diagnosis provides greater benefits than postponing therapy. CQ Roll Call: Fauci Urges Early Start for HIV Treatment Based on New Study Findings “Results from a global study reinforce a United States policy of urging people…

GHTC Blog Post Discusses U.S., European Efforts To Address Drug Resistance, Speed Treatment Approvals

Global Health Technology Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: U.S. and European efforts to address growing antimicrobial resistance and legislation to advance medical breakthroughs Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses efforts made by the U.S. and European Parliament to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance, as well as “a bill intended…

Xpert TB Test More Effective Than Traditional Detection Methods, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR-TB case finding Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the findings of a recently published study conducted in India showing the Xpert molecular TB test is more effective than…

The Guardian Profiles Africa Centre For Health And Population Studies

The Guardian: Africa’s health center at the frontline of HIV research “The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies sits in the HIV capital of the world. The sleek modern building, rising out of an otherwise rustic setting near Mtubatuba in South Africa, attracts world-class researchers looking to wage war…

Investment In HIV/AIDS Vaccine R&D Must Be Scaled Up

Global Health Technology Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Four reasons now is the time to ramp up investment in HIV/AIDS vaccine R&D Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, reports from a recent briefing on Capitol Hill that “convened leaders in the field to discuss the state of HIV/AIDS vaccine research and development (R&D).…

Ebola Outbreak Serves As ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Boost R&D, Prepare For Next Outbreak

Scientific American: After Ebola, a Blueprint Emerges to Jump-Start R&D Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for health systems and innovation “…The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been called a wake-up call for so many reasons. … From where I sit in Geneva, the response by the global health…

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