HIV and tuberculosis (TB) policy adviser for Médecins Sans Frontièrs/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Sharonnan Lynch, discusses the new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization for preventing and treating TB. View External Media.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse and researcher, Chenai Mathabire, received the International Aids Society 2017 TB/HIV Research Prize for research on a rapid tuberculosis (TB) test. View External Media.
Following the International AIDS conference, UNAIDS released a report that indicates more than half of the 36.7 million people with HIV have access to treatment for the first time. Despite this encouraging statistic, both HIV and AIDS death rates are increasing in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. NPR spoke with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) HIV and TB policy adviser, Sharonann Lynch, about the most recent HIV/AIDS trends.
A House subcommittee held a hearing on international trade disputes with India. Most of the event was devoted to U.S. drug company Pfizer's complaints about Indian policies that have fostered the country's billion-dollar generics industry.
South Africa has made major progress in the fight against AIDS since 2001, when MSF was the only organization providing antiretroviral treatment in the country. "Adherence clubs" piloted by MSF now make treatment more accessible than ever.