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.

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Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO

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Hetero-resistance detection Xpert ultra

by Ranjan Perera

dear scientists, can GeneXpert ultra increase the chance of detecting hetero-resistance? read more

Updated: 17 Jul, 2018
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Line probe assays (LPAs) types

Ranjan Perera replied

MTB DR SL version one tests for FLQ, Injectables and Ethambutol Does not differentiate resistance among the second line injectables only include gyrA for fluoroquinolone resistance less sensitive and specific than the version 2 MTB DR SL include gyrA and gyrB for fluoroquinolone resistance ethambutol is excluded included the eis ... read more

Updated: 17 Jul, 2018
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Multicopy apmlification targets

by Ranjan Perera

dear experts, what are the multicopy amplification targets in expert ultra? how do they improve the sensitivity of the assay? do they reduce the specificity of the assay? read more

Updated: 17 Jul, 2018
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TIMELY SIGN ON: Letter to Viiv calling for access to dolutegravir for children

by Sharonann Lynch

All, Please distribute to your networks and consider signing the letter below to ViiV regarding the availability of its pediatric formulation of dolutegravir (DTG). At issue: 1) ViiV refuses to sell pediatric DTG to countries, including with a standard waiver, unless the drugs are registered, but then drags its feet ... read more

Updated: 17 Jul, 2018
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Jacqueline Huwa

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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

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Malawi

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Musa mwansa

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Ministry of Health, Zambia

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Zambia

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Dr Hafiz Abdul Quddus

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General Hospital

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Pakistan