publication . Thesis . 2009

HIV/TB co-infection:perspectives of TB patients and providers on the integrated HIV/TB pilot program in Tamilnadu, India

Lakshminarayanan, Mahalakshmi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
The WHO recommends routine HIV testing among TB patients as a key strategy to combat the dual HIV/TB epidemic. India has integrated its HIV and TB control programs and is offering provider initiated HIV testing for all TB patients since 2007. Using a mixed methods approach, this study aims to understand the perspectives of TB patients and providers on the integrated HIV/TB pilot program in Tamilnadu, India. A survey conducted by the Tuberculosis Research Center, India on 300 TB patients is the source for quantitative data and in-depth interviews conducted by the researcher with ten health care providers constitute the qualitative data. Findings of this study sho...
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