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HIV Drug Resistance Could Lead To Resurgence Of Epidemic, Researchers Warn

HealthDay News: Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback? “The advent of powerful drugs in the mid-1990s brought remarkable gains in survival for HIV patients who had access to the medications. But a team of experts now warns that the global HIV pandemic continues and is at risk of…

Public Sector Should Incentivize Private Sector To Develop New Antibiotics, UNCTAD Official Says

U.N. Conference on Trade and Development: Fighting the war on antibiotic resistance with new investment schemes — Q&A with Christoph Spennemann “With medical experts warning of a ‘post-antibiotic apocalypse,’ UNCTAD legal officer Christoph Spennemann explains why joint public-private investment is the missing weapon in the war against the spread of…

Increasing Trend Of Drug-Resistant TB In India, Among Children In China, Studies Show

CIDRAP News: Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China “A systematic review and meta-analysis of previously published studies reveals a significant rise in drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (DR-TB) prevalence in India over the past two decades, researchers reported [Tuesday] in BMC Infectious Diseases. Another study in China, meanwhile, revealed…

Disagreements Over Severity Of Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia Could Hamper Efforts To Eliminate Disease, Experts Warn

Science: Drug-resistant malaria is spreading, but experts clash over its global risk “In what scientists call a ‘sinister development,’ a malaria parasite resistant to a widely used drug combination is on the march in Southeast Asia. … The critics don’t question the group’s genetic studies of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium…

Findings On Drug-Resistant HIV In Philippines Could Have Global Implications, Researcher Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IDWeek presenter highlights global implications of HIV treatment resistance in Philippines Reporting from IDWeek, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a poster presentation by Dr. Edsel Salvaña on drug-resistant HIV in the Philippines, following the spread of a new…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash includes an article discussing the work of “TB hunters” in Tanzania, a blog post on the urgency of finding missing TB and drug-resistant TB cases, and the latest “Focus…

Experts To Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention, Action At Berlin Meeting

The Guardian: ‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance “…In the words of England’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies: ‘The world is facing an antibiotic apocalypse.’ … That terrifying prospect will be the focus of a major international conference to be held in Berlin this week. Organized by the…

Global Community Must Work Together To Achieve Progress Against Drug Resistance

The Guardian: Act now to tame the superbugs that are killing 700,000 a year Ed Whiting, director of policy and chief of staff at the Wellcome Trust “The U.N. General Assembly recognized drug-resistant infections last year as one of the greatest threats facing humanity. … Tackling drug-resistant infection is everyone’s…

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