Stop TB Partnership Releases 5 TB Prevention Steps
Ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, the Stop TB Partnership released five guidelines aimed at preventing tuberculosis, which results in one in four AIDS-related deaths, the U.N. News Centre writes. The five steps "include providing testing for HIV and TB every three years in places where both diseases are prevalent, as well as prompt TB treatment to every person living with HIV with active TB or treatment to prevent TB" (6/6).
In related news, Peng Liyuan, "the wife of Xi Jinping, China's likely next president and Communist Party chief," will serve as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for TB and HIV/AIDS, the Wall Street Journal's "China Real Time Report" notes (Page, 6/7).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.