Quarter 4 2018 CDC Leading the Way: Scaling Up TB Preventive Treatment to End TB Globally
CDC Leading the Way: Scaling Up TB Preventive Treatment to End TB Globally
TBand HIV are a deadly combination. TB is the #1 cause of death for people living with HIV. People living with HIV are also up to 30 times more likely to develop TB disease than someone without the virus. At CDC, we believe addressing HIV and TB co-infection is critical toending the TB epidemic. That’s why we are leading efforts to scale up TB preventive treatmentpdf icon for people living with HIV in high-burden countries, bringing life-saving treatment to millions living with both diseases. Read More >> | Watch Now >>
CDC, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and ICAP at Columbia University recently announced data from the Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessmentpdf icon, showing dramatic progress against HIV. Results from NAMPHIA show the country has surpassed global targets for HIV treatment and HIV viral load suppression.
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In 2003, the U.S. government launched the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): the largest commitment ever by any nation toaddress a single disease. Fifteen years later, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives, prevented millions of new infections, and changed the course of the epidemic. CDC is a key implementing agency.
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In 45 countries and regions, CDC experts are working on the frontlines to accelerate countries’ efforts to control HIV and eliminate TB. They are clinicians, prevention specialists, epidemiologists, economists, behavioral scientists, and laboratorians. Dr. Abraham Katana is one of these experts, helping to transform the HIV epidemic in his native land.
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CDC offers a range of compelling and easily-downloadable resources that you can use on your platforms to highlight the urgency and impact of fighting HIV and TB around the world. This quarter, we are excited to share with you CDC’s global TB social media toolkit in celebration of the recent United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB. The toolkit includes infographics, fact sheets, social media cards, and digital media to share with your networks!