Integration of HIV and TB services results in improved TB treatment outcomes and earlier prioritized ART initiation in a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda.

@article{Hermans2012IntegrationOH,
  title={Integration of HIV and TB services results in improved TB treatment outcomes and earlier prioritized ART initiation in a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda.},
  author={Sabine M Hermans and Barbara Castelnuovo and Catherine Katabira and Peter Mbidde and Joep M. A. Lange and Andy Hoepelman and Alex Coutinho and Yukari C. Manabe},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={e29-35}
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization recommends that treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected patients should be integrated with HIV care. In December 2008, a separate outdoor-integrated TB/HIV clinic was instituted for attendees of a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda. We sought to evaluate associated TB and HIV treatment outcomes. METHODS Routinely collected clinical, pharmacy, and laboratory data were merged with TB clinic data for patients initiating TB treatment in 2009 and with… CONTINUE READING
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