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Issue No. 18 | April 25, 2008

News and Features

NIAID Details Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Research Agenda

Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV strongly affect the disease progression of one another. Forms of multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB are occurring more and more frequently and are a great concern to the HIV community. To help in the fight against drug resistant TB, NIAID has detailed an MDR- and XDR-TB research plan.

The main goals of the agenda include developing reliable tests to rapidly diagnose TB and identify drug resistance, understanding drug-resistant TB, developing new vaccines and preventive measures, and investigating TB infection in people with HIV and other coinfections. 

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Parkland Pocket Guide to HIV Care Now Available in Spanish

The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center (TX/OK AETC) has released the Parkland Pocket Guide to HIV Care, 3rd Edition, in Spanish. This version of the guide provides effective HIV treatment information to clinicians, incorporating both U.S. and Mexican HIV/AIDS guidelines.