Scale-up of collaborative TB/HIV activities in Guyana
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.