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Scale-up of collaborative TB/HIV activities in Guyana

Pan American Journal of Public Health
Feb 2016
1.83 MB

Summary

Brian J. Baker, Brandy Peterson, Jeetendra Mohanlall, Shanti Singh, Collene Hicks, Ruth Jacobs, Ruth Ramos, Barbara Allen, and Eric Pevzner

Objective. To assess scale-up of recommended tuberculosis (TB)/HIV activities in Guyana and to identify specific strategies for further expansion.

Conclusions: An in-depth evaluation of TB/HIV activities successfully identified areas of success and remaining challenges. At TB clinics, HIV testing rates are high; further scale-up of ART for persons with TB/HIV is needed. At HIV clinics, use of TST to focus IPT is a feasible and efficient strategy; improving rates of annual TST screening will allow for further expansion of IPT.