What We’re Reading: Experts Probe HIV/TB Co-infection
This week, we’re reading about the co-infection between HIV and tuberculosis (TB). In celebration of World TB Day (March 24), our friends at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discuss the barriers to improving HIV/TB Care and treatment. We’re also reading about EGPAF’s Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) briefing event held in Geneva, Switzerland, and celebrating Women’s History Month with a nod to female scientists pioneering HIV/AIDS research.
EGPAF – “Courage and Commitment: Women of Science” -- This Women’s History Month, join the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in saluting the women who have forged advances in HIV scientific research, care, and treatment.
Variety – “Willow Bay to Lead USC Annenberg School of Journalism” – EGPAF Board of Directors Co-chair Willow Bay has been named director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
EGPAF – “HIV 101: Tuberculosis and HIV, a killer combination” -- EGPAF examines the link between HIV and tuberculosis (TB) infections and how, by fighting these diseases together, we can create a generation free of HIV and TB.
Impatient Optimists – “Perspectives Reaching and Treating People with TB and HIV” – Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discusses how to navigate barriers to scaling-up HIV/TB services.
The Times of India – “Suicides by HIV-TB patients stress need for counselors” – An increase in suicides amongst HIV-TB co-infected patients has Indian officials concerned and determined to increase counseling offered at clinical sites.
EGPAF – “Parliamentarians key in fight to increase children’s access to HIV treatment” – On March 17, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) held a side event at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to impress upon parliamentarians the need to prioritize children in the fight against HIV/AIDS.