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Community-Based Case Finding of TB-HIV Patients in Kampala, Uganda

Sponsor - Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, USA
(Principal Investigator - Christopher C. Whalen, M.D., M.S., University of Georgia and CWRU)

Type of Study

House-to-House Prevalence Survey

Design

Cross-Sectional

Project Site

Rubaga Division in Kampala, Uganda

Sample Size

5,000 per year for two years

Population

Adults (≥ 15 years old)

Study Period

2007-2009

Interactions with TBRU

Collaborating investigators and staff and utilizing shared project management infrastructure

Goal of Study:

The goal is to determine the effectiveness of community-based screening approaches for HIV-associated TB using chronic cough (cough > 2 weeks) as a screening tool among community households and household contacts of index TB cases.

Objectives of Study:
  1. To determine the effectiveness of community-based screening for HIV-associated TB using chronic cough (cough > 2 weeks) as a screening tool
  2. To determine the effectiveness of screening for HIV-associated TB among household contact of infectious TB cases
  3. To compare clinical outcomes between patients identified through the community-based screening and the household based screening approaches
Research Activities: