Combatting TB-HIV in South Africa
This 2-pager summarizes the overall performance of efforts to integrate TB and HIV programs services in South Africa, and it offers specific recommendations to the government and donors to improve the TB-HIV response.
Combatting TB-HIV in Kenya
This 2-pager summarizes the overall performance of efforts to integrate TB and HIV programs services in Kenya, and it offers specific recommendations to the government and donors to improve the TB-HIV response.
Combatting TB-HIV in Haiti
This 2-pager summarizes the overall performance of efforts to integrate TB and HIV programs services in Haiti, and it offers specific recommendations to the government and donors to improve the TB-HIV response. It is available in English and French.
Deadly Duo/Dynamic Duo
This one-pager discusses the deadly duo of TB-HIV, and how members of both TB and HIV communities can work together to be a dynamic duo that saves lives.
Over 2 billion people are currently infected with TB bacteria, equaling one-third of the world’s population. Learn more about TB with our one-page factsheet -- print it out and use it in your advocacy!
Scaling up Nutrition
For the June 8 Nutrition For Growth Summit, RESULTS U.S. created this fact sheet detailing how U.S. leaders can show their support for scaling up nutrition.
GeneXpert = Saving Lives from TB-HIV
The most common TB diagnostic is more than 130 years old and fails to detect the disease in many people living with HIV. GeneXpert is a new technology endorsed by the World Health Organization that can detect TB in people living with HIV.
I’m an HIV/AIDS advocate, Why Should I Care About TB?
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of people living with HIV, causing one in four deaths. TB and HIV form a lethal combination, each speeding the other’s progress. In order to win the fight against HIV, we must win the fight against TB.
The TB Epidemic
Many people think tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past, but in reality, over 2 billion people are currently infected with TB bacteria - roughly one-third of the world's population. One in ten people will become sick with active TB. In 2010 alone, TB killed 1.5 million people, which amounted to approximately 3,800 deaths per day.
TB Signs and Symptoms
TB usually occurs in the lungs, but it can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the brain, kidneys, or spine. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms of TB in the lungs, general symptoms of TB, and signs that you should get tested.
Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is a dangerous form of TB that is resistant to the two most powerful anti-TB drugs. Ineffective treatment of MDR-TB gives rise to extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB). Resistant to a number of critical first and second-line anti-TB drugs, XDR-TB is extremely difficult and costly to treat and is highly fatal.
TB is the leading killer of people with HIV/AIDS. One in four deaths among people with HIV is due to TB. Unlike HIV/AIDS, TB is completely curable in the vast majority of cases, with medicines that cost as little as $20, as long as treatment regimens are monitored and completed in order to avoid building up of drug resistance.