In this community, professionals share information regarding the clinical, programmatic and community-oriented aspects of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Members also use this forum to promote universal access to quality care for MDR-TB.
Hi Dylan, I have heard people make two important arguments about this study... - The worsening of the ROC curve with time may suggest this is a test for early disease rather than risk of progression (see Figure 3c). - The low overall proportion of those with infection that progress ... read more
GHDonline Expert Panel Barriers to high-quality TB treatment during HIV co-infection May 16 - 20, 2016 While guidelines are clear about the need to treat tuberculosis (TB) in the setting of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the reality is that many patients with HIV/TB co-infection do not receive high-quality TB ... read more
The use of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) in India is an important action towards improving treatment adherence and preventing the development of drug resistant tuberculosis. (See link.) It would be helpful to know how the Indian government explains the delay in procurement. I imagine it comes down to funding but ... read more
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