Provider-initiated testing and counselling for human immunodeficiency virus among tuberculosis patients in Guangxi [Notes from the field]
Abstract:To assess the prevalence of TB-HIV (tuberculosis-human immunodeficiency virus) co-infection and the effect of provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling (PITC) strategy among TB patients, we applied the PITC strategy to recruit and investigate 2795 newly registered TB patients from 15 TB institutes in Guangxi Province, Southern China. HIV test acceptance rate and HIV positivity were respectively 99.1% and 2.2%. This study indicates that it is feasible and effective to implement PITC HIV testing in TB patients. Guangxi Province had a high burden of HIV infection among TB patients.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; Guangxi Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Nanning, Guangxi Province, China 2: Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China 3: Guangxi Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Nanning, Guangxi Province, China
Publication date: July 1, 2010
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