What We’re Reading: Experts Probe HIV/TB Co-infection

This week, we're reading about the co-infection between HIV and tuberculosis (TB).

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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.