Effect of household and community interventions on the burden of tuberculosis in southern Africa: the ZAMSTAR community-randomised trial.

@article{Ayles2013EffectOH,
  title={Effect of household and community interventions on the burden of tuberculosis in southern Africa: the ZAMSTAR community-randomised trial.},
  author={Helen Ayles and Monde Muyoyeta and Elizabeth du Toit and Albertus Schaap and Sian Floyd and Musonda Simwinga and Kwame Shanaube and Nathaniel Chishinga and V. B. Bond and Rory Dunbar and Petra de Haas and Anelet James and Nicolaas Claudius Gey van Pittius and Mareli M. Claassens and Katherine R Fielding and Justin Fenty and Charalampos Sismanidis and Richard J Hayes and Nulda Beyers and Peter Godfrey-Faussett},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={382 9899},
  pages={1183-94}
}
BACKGROUND Southern Africa has had an unprecedented increase in the burden of tuberculosis, driven by the HIV epidemic. The Zambia, South Africa Tuberculosis and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) trial examined two public health interventions that aimed to reduce the burden of tuberculosis by facilitating either rapid sputum diagnosis or integrating tuberculosis and HIV services within the community. METHODS ZAMSTAR was a community-randomised trial done in Zambia and the Western Cape province of South… CONTINUE READING