President calls for bolstered antifungal pipeline

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There is a critical need for new antifungal drugs, which is hindered by their slow development and increasing drug-resistance to current weaponry in the fight against serious fungal infections. An article, published last week in Perspectives in Science and co-written by GAFFI President Professor David Denning, reviews the current arsenal of antifungal drugs and prospective… Read more »

Improved 12-month survival when community support provided alongside and crypotococcal antigen screening , in advanced HIV infection in Africa

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Around 10 million people in Africa receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection, but mortality during the first year of treatment particularly┬áin the first few months, is very high, much higher than in Europeans. Notably tuberculosis and cryptococcal meningitis account for the majority of deaths in Africa in HIV patients. A paper published in the… Read more »