‘Normal’ Human Body Temperature Has Changed in the Last Century
Whether you have a stomachache, a wrist sprain or a chronic disease, one of the first things doctors and nurses will do at an appointment is take your temperature. A normal temperature means your body is humming along the way it should. A higher temperature means you have a fever, and shows your body could be fighting an infection. And since 1871, “normal” has meant 98.6°F (37°C). That number was determined by a German physician, based on millions of readings from 25,000 German patients, taken by sticking thermometers under their arms. When doctors in the U.S. and Europe repeated the experiment in local...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fever health inflammation Research Source Type: news

Intravenous BCG Immunization Prevents Tuberculosis in Macaques Intravenous BCG Immunization Prevents Tuberculosis in Macaques
Intravenous BCG immunization prevents or substantially limits tuberculosis in rhesus macaques, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Old TB vaccine may work better when delivered intravenously
Delivering the only approved tuberculosis vaccine intravenously greatly enhanced its ability to protect rhesus monkeys from infection. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Global Fund Gives U.S.$413,739,805 to Fund Fight Against Aids, TB
[Nation] The Global Fund -- the agency that helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria -- has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms boost TB patients' vitamin D levels, immune response
(Natural News) Despite the advancements in medication and the increased availability of antimicrobial treatments, tuberculosis (TB) still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in low income countries today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) who noted in its 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report that the disease infected over 10 million people in 2018, of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Classic Clinical Presentation of Pericarditis?
Discussion The pericardium is a bi-layered membrane that envelops the heart and provides a barrier to prevent disease and also decreases friction as the heart moves. Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. The incidence is underreported as asymptomatic or mild disease may go unrecognized. From hospitalized patient data, 0.2-5% of patients with various cardiac disease had pericarditis. An incidence rate for hospitalizations of 3.32 per 100,000 person years has been cited. Percarditis occurs more often in adolescent males. Treatment of the underlying cause or suspected cause is important, along with close monitorin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Four Months of Rifampicin May Be Best Option for Latent TB Four Months of Rifampicin May Be Best Option for Latent TB
Four months of daily rifampicin is"short, safe, and effective" and is likely the best way to achieve the ambitious goal set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) to treat 30 million patients for latent tuberculosis infection by 2022, TB experts say in Lancet Infectious Diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A new effort to tackle tuberculosis
(University of Dundee) Researchers at the University of Dundee are aiming to make a breakthrough against tuberculosis. A $3 million grant from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation over the next three years will support the work of Professor Paul Wyatt's team in the University's School of Life Sciences. They will identify new treatment options for TB, under the banner of the 'LEADS4TB' program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Coordinating Mechanism Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue for TB/HIV Grant Proposal Development
[FrontPageAfrica] Bomi County -The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: LMC Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue
[New Dawn] The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adverse events in adults with latent tuberculosis infection receiving daily rifampicin or isoniazid: post-hoc safety analysis of two randomised controlled trials
Analysis (n=6485) found in patients without a contraindication, rifampicin is likely to be the safest latent tuberculosis infection treatment option and safer than isoniazid. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interferon Assays Useful in Latent TB Screening in Children Interferon Assays Useful in Latent TB Screening in Children
In children under age 15, interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) appear no less effective than the standard tuberculin skin test (TST) in detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and offer high specificity and negative predictive values.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

TB Vaccine More Powerful When Given Intravenously
THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 -- The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine is far from infallible, but new animal research suggests the problem is not the vaccine but how it is delivered. When given to monkeys intravenously rather than as an injection, the vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Injecting TB vaccine straight into bloodstream makes the 100-year-old shot far more effective
A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that administering the tuberculosis vaccine straight into the vein was more effective than the shot injected into the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Injection Method Makes an Old TB Vaccine Far More Powerful
Giving the vaccine intravenously to monkeys provided 90% protection against tuberculosis. More testing is needed before humans can be inoculated that way. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Tuberculosis Vaccination and Immunization Monkeys and Apes Lungs Third World and Developing Countries National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases University of Pittsburgh Nature (Journal) Seder, Robert A Africa your-feed-heal Source Type: news

Delivering TB vaccine intravenously dramatically improves potency, study shows
(University of Pittsburgh) Worldwide, more people die from tuberculosis than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn't that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered could dramatically boost its protective power. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Changed route of immunization dramatically improves efficacy of TB vaccine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Tuberculosis (TB), an ancient disease, is the leading infectious cause of death globally, yet the world's only licensed TB vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), was developed a century ago. Given to infants via a needle placed just under the skin, BCG protects babies from a form of the disease called disseminated TB but is far less effective at preventing pulmonary TB, the major cause of illness and deaths, in teens or adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Official says 80 in Bahamas shelters after Dorian have TB
The health minister of the Bahamas says at least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hookah smoker, 20, contracts TUBERCULOSIS from smoking trendy devices in Sweden
The unidentified patient, from Sweden, rushed to hospital after coughing up blood. He smoked the fruit-flavoured pipes five times a week. Celebrities like Drake have been pictured using them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Gives U.S.$500 Million to Fight HIV, TB, Malaria
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is assured of an adequate supply of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) following the allocation of US$500 million for the next three years by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis experts question evidence and safety data used to approve pretomanid in US
Two dozen leading TB clinicians and researchers have written to a leading TB charity to question FDA approval, which was hailed a “watershed” moment, due to concerns that sponsors may have hidden data on liver toxicity and approval based on inadequate evidence of efficacy/safety. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Govt, Cso Partner in Fighting TB in Mining Sector
[Nyasa Times] The National TB Control Programme and Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (MANASO) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Highest-Ever Funding Allocations Announced to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Geneva -Following a record-breaking Replenishment in October 2019, the Global Fund today announced its largest-ever funding allocations for eligible countries to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and build systems for health over the next three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Speaking Out - Activists Face Down the World's Leading Infectious Killer
[MSF] For people living with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), the road to recovery can be long, painful, and lonely. Patients can spend months or years fighting the disease, enduring daily injections and swallowing thousands of pills. Though new drugs to treat TB offer some hope, they are still priced out of reach for many of the patients who need them most. Activists--including members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its Access Campaign--aim to change that (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CAD4TB: Artificial Iintelligence for Tuberculosis Detection Globally
Is it possible to screen thousands of people for tuberculosis using artificial intelligence in a country where internet barely exists? It is with CAD4TB. As of October, this innovative software is used to screen people for TB in even the remotest areas of Eritrea. It has been developed by Dutch company Thirona in collaboration with the also Dutch Delft Imaging Systems. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Compound in green tea plant shows potential for fighting TB, finds NTU-led research team
(Nanyang Technological University) An antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by NTU Singapore has found. Through laboratory investigations, the team led by NTU Prof Gerhard Gr ü ber discovered how the prominent compound, known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can inhibit the growth of a tuberculosis-causing bacteria strain. These findings could pave the way for the creation of novel drugs to combat tuberculosis, one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New animal model shows effective treatment for latent tuberculosis
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) A major goal of tuberculosis (TB) research is to find a way to treat people with the latent (or inactive) form of the disease to keep them from developing symptomatic TB. A breakthrough study using a new animal model developed for this purpose showed a combination of two classes of antibiotics can wipe out this hidden threat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Health Organization Recommends the Use of Bedaquiline-Containing Treatment Regimens For All Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Who Extends Support Towards Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Uganda
[WHO] Kampala, 16 December 2019: The Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honourable Rebecca Alitwaala Kadaga received a Tuberculosis (TB) GeneXpert machine from the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve TB testing and diagnosis among key populations in prisons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug-Susceptible and Multidrug-Resistant M. tuberculosis Drug-Susceptible and Multidrug-Resistant M. tuberculosis
This report describes an uncommon case of drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis due to a mixed-strain infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) complicating tuberculosis is an unrecognised global public health issue: a cross-sectional survey
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Research Nonprofit Shutters TB Vaccine Effort and Lays Off Scientists
A financially troubled Seattle research institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Infectious Disease Research Institute Vaccination and Immunization Tuberculosis Nonprofit Organizations Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Leprosy (Hansen ' s Disease) Leishmaniasis Layoffs and Job Reductions Seattle (Wash) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

A Research Nonprofit Shutters TB Vaccine Effort and Lays Off Scientists
A financially troubled Seattle research institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberculosis and leprosy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Infectious Disease Research Institute Vaccination and Immunization Tuberculosis Philanthropy Nonprofit Organizations Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Leprosy (Hansen ' s Disease) Leishmaniasis Layoffs and Job Reductions Seattle (Wash) your- Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Names Dolapo Osinbajo, Governors' Wives As TB Champions
[Premium Times] Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has appointed Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, and wives of all governors of states across Nigeria as 'champions' to lead the fight against TB in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We Are Using Computer Models to Fight Drug Resistance
[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Up to 43% of Antibiotic Prescriptions in the U.S. Are Unnecessary or Improperly Written, Analysis Finds
The World Health Organization earlier this year called antimicrobial resistance—pathogens’ ability to evade medical interventions—one of the 10 largest threats to global health. In the U.S. alone, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 35,000 people die each year due to antibiotic-resistant infections. A new study published in the BMJ points to one major propagator of the problem: doctors are prescribing antibiotics when they shouldn’t. In fact, up to 43% of U.S. antibiotic prescriptions may be “inappropriate,” according to the research. Antibioti...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Stop TB Partnership launches updated Global Plan to End TB
US $13 billion per year needed per year for TB care and prevention, and $2.6 billion for research and development Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients TB cases still on the rise across most of the UK More action needed to treat TB Tuberculosis cases continue to fall Scottish Bill passed to protect public from contamination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

TB outbreak: Children urged to be tested for tuberculosis - symptoms to look out for
A TUBERCULOSIS outbreak has been reported in Carmarthenshire, Wales and parents are now being urged to have their children screened for the infection. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving tuberculosis screening in remote areas
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Every year, 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Diagnosis and treatment is particularly difficult in remote rural areas. Today, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) together with international partners announce the launch of the 4-year TB TRIAGE+ project after signing a grant agreement with the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). TB TRIAGE+ will evaluate new diagnostic approaches to make active TB case finding more efficient and cost-effective in remote areas of southern Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mountain village embraces its legacy as cure center for TB
An Adirondack Mountain village that was put on the map as a cure center for tuberculosis is honoring its novel legacy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mirerani Artisanal Miners More Prone to TB - Study
[Daily News] AN artisanal miner on the sides of Mirerani hills in Simanjiro District is at a higher risk of contracting TB than any other miner in the country, it has been established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks At an Event for the One Year Anniversary of the USAID Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis
[USAID] Remarks (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New vaccine will stop the spread of bovine TB
(University of Surrey) Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Strong Data, Local Relationships: The Future of HIV Care in Tanzania Starts Here
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International ; Lucy Mphuru, Country Director& Project Director, Tohara Plus Project Lucy Mphuru (center left) talks with health workers and clients at an IntraHealth-supported mobile clinic in Shinyanga that provides voluntary male circumcision services. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.November 26, 2019Lucy Mphuru has a big job.Every day, she and her team at IntraHealth International in Tanzania work with frontline health workers and government partners to improve health services in a country of 58 million—1.6 million of whom live...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Leadership and Governance World AIDS Day Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Raises U.S.$14 Million to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria
[East African] The Global Fund--the body that funds developing countries to treat and prevent Aids, tuberculosis and malaria--has raised more than $14 million for the period between 2020 and 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Startup developing AI for TB detection; secures federal business innovation grant
(Christine Coolick Creative Services, LLC) Diascopic LLC, a Cleveland-based medical research company that develops rapid, mobile, low-cost and accurate diagnostic technology, will use a highly competitive federal grant to develop and apply new artificial intelligence and digital pathology tools for detecting tuberculosis. The company has conducted preliminary studies in African clinical locations where TB is prevalent. Preliminary results were promising enough to secure $225,000 in Small Business Innovation Research funding from the NIH's National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How an AI Solution can Design New Tuberculosis Drug Regimens
With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs - including unlikely candidates - can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments. "This could replace our traditional trial-and-error system for drug development that is comparatively slow and expensive," said Sriram Chandrasekaran, U-M assistant professor of biomedical engineering, who leads the research. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Tuberculosis drug helps treat diabetic foot osteomyelitis
Rifampin, a tuberculosis treatment, is more effective at treating diabetic food osteomyelitis than other antibiotics, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.Med Page Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treated?
Discussion Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent, chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles particularly in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the axilla, inguinal, perianal, mammary and inframammary areas. Onset is usually after puberty, in the early 20s. It is more common in females than males. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.05- 4.1%. It can be associated with premature adrenarche, metabolic syndrome and obesity. The lesions are often pruritic, painful, and with malodorous purulent drainage. It often begins with comedomes and tender nodules, and can easily progress to painful abscesses with purulent f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

In One Guatemalan Hospital, Peer Support Groups Boost Quality of Life for People Living with HIV
By Dora Garc ía; Claudia Guzmán Photo by Anna Watts for IntraHealth International.November 21, 2019For people living with HIV in Malacatán, Guatemala, adhering to the required treatment regimen isn't always easy. The area’s economy is highly mobile due to its proximity to the Mexican border, and HIV is stigmatized, making it difficult to be open about one’s status and access care.But at one area hospital, a new peer support group for patients initiating or restarting treatment makes committing to better health a collaborative process.Since February 2019, a group of patients who may have f...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: HIV & AIDS Source Type: news