‘Science Speaks’ Reports From IDWeek Conference

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is reporting from IDWeek in San Diego, California, this week, providing coverage of sessions on HIV, tuberculosis, Ebola, and other issues.

Science Speaks: IDWeek 2015: Physicians, researchers describe obstacles to tuberculosis control in resource limited countries
Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights a session at which “scientists discussed an urgent need to scale up tuberculosis prevention efforts globally, especially in light of data expected from the World Health Organization showing that TB has surpassed HIV as a leading cause of death globally…” (10/7).

Science Speaks: IDWeek 2015: Ebola survivors face ongoing challenges, says physician with first hand experience
Aziz summarizes a plenary speech by Ian Crozier, a physician with the Infectious Diseases Institute of Kampala, Uganda, who survived Ebola and who aims “to enhance [the] understanding of the long-term health impacts of infection with Ebola…” (10/8).

Science Speaks: IDWeek 2015: HIV treatment as prevention may be an answer, but other questions on prevention remain
Aziz summarizes comments made by researchers at “a session on HIV prevention, which also featured an update on topical microbicides to protect against acquisition of the virus…” (10/9).