Guidelines for Tuberculosis Preventative Therapy among HIV individuals of South Africa
Recommended citation: Republic of South Africa Department of Health. Guidelines for Tuberculosis Preventative Therapy among HIV individuals of South Africa. 2010. http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/medicine/tb2010.pdf.
DescriptionThese guidelines outline eligibility requirements and standard of procedure for prescribing Isoniazid Preventative Therapy (IPT) given an individual's TB and HIV status in South Africa. They are updated to include the current South African mandate which no longer requires the use of the tuberculin skin test to identify HIV infected people eligible for IPT. As authorized, "all HIV-infected people showing no signs or symptoms suggestive of active TB are eligible for TB prevention therapy." Also included are recommendations for regime dosage and duration as well as when and how to start.
Catalogue: South Africa