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Research Article

Feasibility, Yield, and Cost of Active Tuberculosis Case Finding Linked to a Mobile HIV Service in Cape Town, South Africa: A Cross-sectional Study

  • Katharina Kranzer mail,

    katharina.kranzer@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Stephen D. Lawn,

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Gesine Meyer-Rath,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, United States of America

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  • Anna Vassall,

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Department of Development Policy and Practice, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Eudoxia Raditlhalo,

    Affiliation: The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Darshini Govindasamy,

    Affiliation: The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Nienke van Schaik,

    Affiliation: The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Robin Wood,

    Affiliation: The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Linda-Gail Bekker

    Affiliation: The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: August 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001281

About the Authors

Katharina Kranzer, Stephen D. Lawn
Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Katharina Kranzer, Stephen D. Lawn, Eudoxia Raditlhalo, Darshini Govindasamy, Nienke van Schaik, Robin Wood, Linda-Gail Bekker
The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Gesine Meyer-Rath, Anna Vassall
Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Gesine Meyer-Rath
Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gesine Meyer-Rath
Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University, Boston, United States of America
Anna Vassall
Department of Development Policy and Practice, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: katharina.kranzer@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KK SDL NvS LGB RW. Performed the experiments: KK NvS ER DG. Analyzed the data: KK GMR AV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GMR AV LGB RW. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KK. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: KK SDL LGB RW AV GMR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KK SDL NvS ER DG AV GMR RW LGB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: KK SDL NvS ER DG AV GMR RW LGB. LGB and RW provided the research infrastructure.