This study aims to maximise TB and HIV case detection to provide earlier diagnosis and therefore reduce morbidity, mortality and transmission rates. OBJECTIVES
To develop and establish a model for tracing, screening and testing of household contacts of TB patients; to develop and establish a model of HIV and TB screening in general outpatient departments; to evaluate the effectiveness of these case finding models for TB and HIV. The main part of the study is based at the TB outpatient department, Good Shepherd Mission Hospital, Lubombo: the region of Lubombo, has the second highest regional adult prevalence of HIV (26%) in Swaziland, and the country as a whole has the highest HIV prevalence in the world, estimated at 25.9% for adults aged 15-49.
COMDIS. Approaches to increase TB and HIV case-finding in Swaziland. (2014)