Integration of HIV testing in TB drug resistance surveillance in Kazakhstan and Kenya
Citation: Klinkenberg E, van den Hof S, Tursynbayeva A, et al. Integration of HIV testing in tuberculosis drug resistance surveillance in Kazakhstan and Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012;16(5):615-617. doi:10.5588/ijtld.11.0262
Abstract: In Kenya and Kazakhstan, integration of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing results into the routine surveillance of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) proved feasible and useful. The integration process improved overall data quality and data validation capacity, and integrated data are a useful addition to routine cohort and treatment outcome data. Besides their importance for individual patient care, they provide
trends on the association of MDR-TB and HIV in the routine programme setting. They also form a useful epidemiological basis for more specific studies, such as on nosocomial outbreaks. Whether the system itself is sensitive enough to monitor possible outbreaks needs further investigation.
Author(s): The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Year: 2012
Language: English
Region(s): KENYA
Resource Type: Journal Articles
Source: Other
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