Prevalence of TB symptoms, diagnosis and treatment among people living with HIV (PLHIV) not on ART presenting at outpatient clinics in South Africa and Kenya: baseline results from a clinical trial

By  Alana Brennan  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Bruce Larson  Isaac Tsikhutsu, Margaret Bii  Lungisile Vezi  Matthew Fox  Willem Daniel Francois Venter, Peter D Ehrenkranz  Sydney Rosen  |  | 

Objective We used screening data and routine clinic records for intervention arm patients in the Simplified Algorithm for Treatment Eligibility (SLATE) trials to describe the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) symptoms, diagnosis and treatment among people living with HIV (PLHIV), not on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and presenting at outpatient clinics in South Africa and Kenya. We compared the performance of the WHO four-symptom TB screening tool with a baseline Xpert test. Setting Outpatient HIV clinics in South Africa and Kenya.

Publication details

BMJ Open
#10
2020
PDF
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/9/e035794