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'Good health' as a barrier and facilitator to ART initiation: a qualitative study in the era of test-and-treat in Mozambique

HIV test-and-treat programmes are being implemented throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enrolling HIV-positive clients into antiretroviral treatment (ART) immediately after diagnosis, regardless of clinical stage or CD4 count. This study conducted in Mozambique examined what influenced clients who tested HIV-positive in the context of test-and-treat to make ART initiation decisions.
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Success Story: Don’t be negative about being positive - Tintswalo’s story

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Author
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), BLC Project

Tintswalo Grace Tshabalala is a team leader under Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) HIV prevention project supported by the USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC). TAC targets migrants in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Thirty-nine year old Tintswalo has been living with HIV for close to eight years and joined the TAC project at the beginning of 2014.

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Study in South African township shows HIV-negative individuals often source of new TB cases in patients with HIV

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Yes
Author
Michael Carter

HIV-negative individuals are an important source of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in HIV-positive patients, according to a study conducted in a South African township published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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