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A Practical Guide for TB and HIV Service Integration at Primary Health Care Facilities

Source: South Africa National Department of Health
Publication Date: July 2, 2012

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Practical guidance on integrating tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services including initiation and management of antiretroviral therapy at primary healthcare (PHC) facilities in the South African public healthcare sector. This document is primarily intended for PHC facility managers and secondarily for those who support PHC facilities, namely PHC supervisors, subdistrict managers, and district management teams. Topics addressed include: a discussion of why TB/HIV integration is necessary; principles and guidelines for integrated TB/HIV services; roles and responsibilities in the delivery of integrated TB/HIV services; step-by-step guide to integration of TB/HIV services; logistical arrangement of integrated TB/HIV services; and integrated TB/HIV monitoring and evaluation.

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Keywords: HIV - Resource-Limited Settings, HIV - Tuberculosis