Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling of TB Patients -- Livingstone District, Zambia, September 2004-December 2006

Mwinga, A.; Mwananyambe, N.; Kanene, C.; Bulterys, M.; Phiri, C.; Kapata, N.; Mukonka, V.; Nadol, P.; Patel, M.; Nakashima, A.
March 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/21/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p285
This article presents results from a provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PITC) pilot study conducted by the Zambian Ministry of Health, with assistance from the CDC Global AIDS Program Zambia, during September 2004-December 2006 with tuberculosis (TB) patients at three clinics in the Livingstone District in the Southern Province of Zambia. The findings showed that, among 4,148 persons who had TB diagnosed, 2,072 (50%) were tested for HIV and 1,497 (72%) tested positive.


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