Joris Vandelanotte

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OBJECTIVE To implement and evaluate a formal pre-antiretroviral therapy (ART) care service at a district hospital in Swaziland. DESIGN Operational research. SETTING District hospital in Southern Africa. PARTICIPANTS 1171 patients with a previous diagnosis of HIV. A baseline patient group consisted of the first 200 patients using the service. Two(More)
Dikgale-Soekmekaar is a small rural district in the central region of the Northern Province of South Africa. It is the field site of a primary health care (PHC) and district development project of the University of the North and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The district has a total population of 114 242 (midyear population estimates, 2000) and the health(More)
BACKGROUND Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and the highest estimated tuberculosis incidence rate in the world. An estimated 80% of TB patients are also infected with HIV. TB detection through intensified case finding (ICF) has yet to become a routine aspect of integrated tuberculosis and HIV care. The purpose of this study was to(More)
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