Charles Ssonko from Médecins Sans Frontières reflects on the challenges of treating TB in unstable settings. Amid the justified excitement surrounding the development of the first new drugs to treat TB in over 50 years
“You have been asking me questions and taking my blood for years but I do not know anything about what you have found.” Yesterday we published an article by David Bangsberg and colleagues that describes
Sara Gorman from Harvard University takes a look at the history of infectious disease stigma. Although tremendous strides in fighting stigma and discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS have been made since the beginning of the
Anna Vassall from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses a recently published analysis of the potential health and economic consequences of implementing Xpert MTB/RIF in southern Africa. In this week’s PLoS Medicine,
Gathering the Evidence to Improve Health Care in Developing Countries: Meta-analysis without Borders
Nathan Ford and Philipp du Cros from Médecins Sans Frontières ask whether it is time for ‘Meta-analysers without Borders’ A couple of sample dilemmas faced recently in the clinical programmes of the medical humanitarian organisation
Guest blogger Jonathan Smith from Yale University School of Public Health discusses the challenges of tackling South Africa’s “TB factories.” TB in the South African mining industry has recently seen unprecedented political will and international
Daniel O’Brien reflects on the challenges of treating cryptococcal meningitis in developing countries. Being a doctor in the era of bringing antiretroviral treatment (ART) to HIV-infected populations in resource-limited settings has been inspirational and rewarding.
At the beginning of the International AIDS Conference held in Washington, D.C. in July, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton renewed the United States’ commitment to an “AIDS-free generation a call to action that would reverberate
The theme of the 19th International AIDS Conference that took place in Washington, DC a few days ago was ‘Turning the Tide Together.’ It captured the inspiring optimism and momentum around HIV/AIDS. Fueled by new
Why aren’t sex and gender issues higher up the agenda in HIV/AIDS research? That was the topic of a panel discussion I participated in on Monday 23rd July at the biannual International AIDS Conference, AIDS2012.