Declining tuberculosis case notification rates with the scale up of antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe

Determines whether national ART scale-up was associated with annual national TB case notification rates (CNR)

Abstract

This was a retrospective study using aggregate data from global reports. The authors conclude that a significant declines in TB CNRs were observed during ART scale-up. They argue that these encouraging national trends support the continued scale-up of ART for people living with HIV as a way of tackling the twin epidemics of HIV/acquired immune-deficiency syndrome and TB in Zimbabwe.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

K. C. Takarinda, A. D. Harries, C. Sandy, T. Mutasa-Apollo, C. Zishiri (2016) Declining tuberculosis case notification rates with the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Health Solutions for the Poor, Vol 6 No 3, Published 21 September 2016

Declining tuberculosis case notification rates with the scale up of antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe

Published 1 September 2016