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TAG Releases 2014 HIV, Hepatitis C, and Tuberculosis Pipeline Report

The Treatment Action Group (TAG) and HIV i-Base this week released the latest edition of their annual Pipeline Report, covering new therapies and related technologies for HIV, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis (TB), in conjunction with the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia.

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AIDS 2014: Novel PaMZ Tuberculosis Regimen Could Reduce Treatment Duration

A novel tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen could treat drug-sensitive and some forms of drug-resistant TB far more quickly than current standard therapy, according to findings from a Phase 2b trial presented today at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2104) in Melbourne, Australia.

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Delamanid for Tuberculosis Approved in Europe, New Drugs Under Study

The European Union recently approved the new anti-tuberculosis drug delamanid (Deltyba) for use in combination therapy for people with multidrug-resistant TB. In related news, the Stop TB Partnership announced that it will make another new drug, bedaquiline (Sirturo), available in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries.

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WHO Announces Plan to Eliminate Tuberculosis in Low-incidence Countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) last week introduced a new framework for the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in more than 30 low-incidence countries, which includes most of Western Europe, the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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March 24 Is World TB Day

Monday, March 24, is World TB Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about tuberculosis and the need for expanded testing and treatment worldwide. TB remains a threat in high-income countries including the U.S. as well as in resource-limited settings, and it is a major cause of death among people with HIV. The Stop TB Partnership estimates that 9 million people worldwide get sick with TB annually, but 3 million of them do not get the care they need.

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