How to stop crypto- a deadly disease so neglected it is missing on the neglected list

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 Newsweek highlighted the plight of the truly neglected disease cryptococcal meningitis last week. “Crypto, a fungal infection of the brain and spinal cord, is a threat primarily to people living with HIV/AIDS. A so-called opportunistic infection, it preys on those who lack access to the antiretroviral therapy that can keep HIV in check. Infection occurs… Read more »

Disseminated histoplasmosis in the Americas – a lethal blind spot of health organisations

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The global health tragedy that is avoidable deaths from histoplasmosis, has been highlighted in the current edition of the Journal AIDS (AIDS 2016, 30:167–170). Despite a burden of ~1,600,000 HIV patients in South and Central America, most hospitals have no access to rapid diagnostic techniques and often lack the right treatment. Histoplasma capsulatum is endemic and… Read more »