HIV test-and-treat reduces TB incidence in the community

A large campaign in Uganda to ramp up HIV testing and immediate HIV treatment reduced the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the intervention communities by 27% after one year, underlining the potential impact of HIV-related investments on wider population health, investigators of the SEARCH study reported at the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022).

The SEARCH study is one of the largest implementation studies of universal HIV test-and-treat to be conducted. The study randomised communities to receive either the intervention or standard of care according to national guidelines and took place between 2013 and 2016 in rural communities in Uganda and Kenya.

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By Keith Alcorn

Published: Aug. 1, 2022, 1:18 a.m.

Last updated: Aug. 4, 2022, 12:23 a.m.

Tags: Diagnostics

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