Characteristics of adults and children diagnosed with tuberculosis in Lilongwe, Malawi: findings from an integrated HIV/TB clinic
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 07/20/2012
Feldacker C et al. – HIV ascertainment and ART uptake among co–infected patients are successful and improving over time. However, delays in ART initiation indicate some weakness linking TB/HIV patients into ART during TB follow–up care. Improved TB diagnostics and screening efforts, especially for paediatric patients, may help improve quality care for co–infected patients. These results may aid efforts to prioritise TB and HIV prevention, education and treatment campaigns for specific populations.