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JOHANNESBURG, 9 March 2012 (PlusNews) - After seven years of research, the world's largest study of preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy has found that untargeted, community-wide distribution of TB prevention drugs did not improve TB control on South African gold mines.
LILLE, 1 November 2011 (PLUSNEWS) - Home-based tuberculosis (TB) education and testing reduced community TB prevalence by about 20 percent, according to findings of a large, two-country study released at the International Lung Health Conference in Lille, France.
Conducted among almost 963,000 people in Zambia and South Africa, the ZAMSTAR study rolled out household education and TB testing to some communities while others received enhanced TB case detection, which included activities such as community dramas to raise TB awareness.
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JOHANNESBURG, 4 October (PLUSNEWS) - As the African Union (AU) moves towards establishing a formal peacekeeping brigade, a new study has suggested the need for troops on missions to be supplied with anti-AIDS medication.
"Botswana and South Africa are the only two countries in Southern Africa which supply their troops on external operations with 'takeaways' of ARV [antiretroviral] prescriptions for 90 days," said Martin Rupiya, one of the authors of the study, 'The Enemy Within: Southern …