Human Sciences Research Council to embark on joint TB-HIV pilot study

CATEGORY: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB
DATE: 13 August 2019
AUTHOR: IOL News

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on Tuesday said it will be conducting a joint TB and HIV pilot study with its partners in KwaZulu-Natal between August 26 and September 20.

HSRC spokesperson Adziliwi Nematandani said the purpose of the pilot study would be to determine the feasibility of conducting a larger joint Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) survey.

 Nematandani said the project will determine survey uptake of combined HIV and TB testing, assess data quality of collected interview and bio marker measures, estimate the costs of a (scaled-up) joint population-based TB/ HIV impact assessment (PHIA) survey, and to document operational lessons learned to inform scale up of future joint TB-HIV surveys.

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