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Major funding awarded to improve treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection
Date:7/26/2010

=&O=1">James Brust, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, received a five-year, $665,000 NIAID Career Development Award to evaluate a novel, home-based treatment program he developed for patients co-infected with HIV and MDR-TB in rural South Africa. Until recently, MDR-TB was treated at centralized TB referral hospitals, with patients admitted for six months of treatment. However, with growing numbers of MDR-TB patients and limited healthcare infrastructure, this centralized approach is no longer working.


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