Sizanani: A Randomized Trial of Health System Navigators to Improve Linkage to HIV and TB Care in South Africa

@inproceedings{Bassett2016SizananiAR,
  title={Sizanani: A Randomized Trial of Health System Navigators to Improve Linkage to HIV and TB Care in South Africa},
  author={Ingrid Valerie Bassett and Sharon M. Coleman and Janet Giddy and Laura M Bogart and Christine E Chaisson and Douglas J. Monterey Ross and Margo Jacobsen and Marion Robine and Tessa Govender and Kenneth A. Freedberg and Jeffrey N. Katz and Rochelle P. Walensky and Elena Losina},
  booktitle={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND A fraction of HIV-diagnosed individuals promptly initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART). We evaluated the efficacy of health system navigators for improving linkage to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) care among newly diagnosed HIV-infected outpatients in Durban, South Africa. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial (Sizanani Trial, NCT01188941) among adults (≥18 years) at 4 sites. Participants underwent TB screening and randomization into a health system navigator intervention… CONTINUE READING
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