Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Lab Testing Goes National
[The Herald] Government is working on utilising tuberculosis and HIV testing machines to run Covid-19 tests.
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Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Qingluan Yang, Chubin Zhang, Qiaoling Ruan, Wei Zhang, Haocheng Zhang, Yang Li, Lingyun Shao, Wenhong Zhang
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Agostino Ognibene, Maria Lorubbio, Pasqualino Magliocca, Emanuela Tripodo, Guendalina Vaggelli, Giovanni Iannelli, Marco Feri, Raffaele Scala, Alessandro Polcini Tartaglia, Angelo Galano, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Danilo Tacconi
[MSF] As the number of people with COVID-19 grows daily, Eswatini is now battling yet another health crisis on top of existing epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB)
[MSF] eSwatini has the highest percentage of people living with HIV in the world. Almost one-thirds of adults are HIV-positive. The country is also severely affected by a tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and around 70 percent of all TB patients are co-infected with HIV. 
[New Frame] Those with underlying medical conditions are at high risk of severe illness owing to Covid-19. In South Africa, it may be the many people living with both HIV and tuberculosis.
[Global Fund] The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet's passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan's contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan's strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19.
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa's health system. There's a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) is likely to be of particular concern for communities with high rates of TB and HIV. Sars-CoV-2 and its resulting disease (COVID-19) haven't been fully researched and understood yet. But speculation based on the behaviour of other viruses and chronic illnesses raises concerns that HIV and TB pati
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's leading civil society organisations representing people living with HIV, have released a joint statement supporting the government's approach, but drawing attention to a number of issues that need to be addressed. Scientists are still unsure what impact Covid-19 will have on people living with HIV or tuberculosis. Below is their statement: