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Covid-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - Covid-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared...

By Burtram C. Fielding 3 days ago

Study to evaluate new TB diagnostic tests and treatments

A R128m grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund a five-year multinational research study that Stellenbosch University is undertaking to investigate new tuberculosis (TB) tests...

9 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Katrina Jacobs goes the extra mile for her TB patients

Not even a pandemic can deter community health worker Katrina Jacobs from conducting door-to-door health visits to her tuberculosis (TB) patients living in informal settlements and backyard dwellings...

12 Aug 2020

How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/Aids in South Africa

When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected...

By Nesri Padayatchi & Kogie Naidoo 21 Jul 2020

New transcriptomic blood test to screen and monitor for TB

A new simple blood-based test that can identify healthy individuals who are at risk of developing tuberculosis (TB), identify those with subclinical or clinical disease, and can inform how well a patient would respond to treatment...

26 May 2020

Another SA First - Cipla's combination TB-Preventative therapy in one tablet

With South Africa having one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, coupled with equally high statistics of people living with HIV (PLHIV), two of the biggest issues in reducing both these numbers are access and adherence to medication...

Issued by Cipla 7 Apr 2020

#Coronavirus: How big, how bad, and what to look out for

Cases of illness from the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease, known as Covid-19, have been confirmed in more than 100 countries. The outbreak was first recorded in China in December last year...

12 Mar 2020

#Covid-19, HIV and TB

HIV-positive people and those with tuberculosis who are not on treatment will be at higher risk of worse outcomes if they contract the coronavirus...

9 Mar 2020

3D-printed device makes TB diagnosis faster and simpler

A 3D-printed insert added to simple face-masks is revolutionising the way tuberculosis (TB) is detected...

19 Feb 2020

Preventing TB: a big drug price cut paves the way for global scale-up

Lengthy negotiations ended in good news recently when the price of rifapentine, a lifesaving antibiotic, was marked down by 66% by its manufacturer Sanofi. When combined with another antibiotic (isoniazid), rifapentine can prevent tuberculosis (TB) disease...

By Gavin Churchyard 14 Jan 2020

A new way to give an old TB vaccine proves highly effective in monkeys

What if you could make the tuberculosis vaccine much more powerful, not by altering the ingredients, but just by changing the way it is given to people?

By JoAnne L. Flynn 2 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

We are using computer models to fight drug resistance

The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/Aids...

By Ozlem Tastan Bishop 13 Dec 2019

Using nanomedicine to fight TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. It's massive, it's tricky, and treatment can be exhausting (and toxic). But there may be new hope for TB treatment on the horizon: nanomedicine.

By Nicklaus Kruger 6 Dec 2019

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