Integrated HIV Care for TB Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
The Union's HIV Department joined international efforts to address the dual epidemic by launching its Integrated HIV Care for Tuberculosis Patients Living with HIV/AIDS (IHC) Programme in 2005. The concept of integrated care entails offering HIV testing and counselling to individuals with tuberculosis who are registered for anti-tuberculosis treatment with a national tuberculosis programme (NTP). This service is also offered to their family/household contacts, including children, as appropriate. If they are found to be HIV positive, TB patients and their contacts are offered integrated HIV care, including antiretroviral therapy. Read more.