Linkage & Retention: A Randomized Trial to Optimize HIV/TB care in South Africa

  • Principal Investigator(s): Ingrid V. Bassett, MD, MPH
  • Study Contact: Ingrid V. Bassett, MD, MPH, 617 726 0637ibassett@partners.org
  • Description of Subjects: Undergoing HIV testing at 4 outpatient sites in Durban, South Africa
  • Location (Domestic vs. International): Durban, South Africa
  • Enrollment Period: 2010-2013
  • Enrollment Goal: 4903 total (1899 HIV infected, 3,004 HIV uninfected)
  • Key Exclusion and Inclusion Criteria:  Adults, presenting for outpatient care, voluntarily undergoing HIV testing
  • Available Biological Specimens: Other (Stored sputum specimens)
  • How to Request Access: email study contact directly ibassett@partners.org
  • Available Data Description: AFB smear, TB culture with drug susceptibility testing, baseline CD4
  • Optional Additional Comments:  9 month follow up data available, including linkage and retention in HIV and TB care