Drug resistance

Gay men face healthcare obstacles in Africa

In many African countries, knowledge to guide HIV programming for men who have sex with men is only just developing. And when there are guidelines, the services are not always available.

MDR-TB worse than thought

An international epidemic of multi drug-resistant tuberculosis may be more widespread than previously thought.

Extent of tough TB unknown

The extent of multi-drug and extreme drug resistant strains of TB in South Africa was not currently known, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

XDR-TB genes decoded

Researchers have decoded the gene map of a strain of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and said their work has identified mutations that may help develop better treatments.

Drug-resistant TB

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a strain of TB bacteria that has become resistant to TB drugs.

Fears mount over tough TB

A new, untreatable form of tuberculosis is striking up to 30 000 people a year, says the World Health Organization.

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