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Evolution of Tuberculosis/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services among Different Integrated Models in Myanmar: A Health Services Review

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Regional Public Health Department, Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory 15011, Myanmar
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Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
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National Tuberculosis Programme, Ministry of Health and Sports, Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory 15011, Myanmar
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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4010002
Received: 23 November 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 21 December 2018 / Published: 24 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tuberculosis Elimination in the Asia-Pacific)
Myanmar is one of the highly affected countries by tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection. We aimed to review the coverage of TB/HIV integrated services as well as to document the performance of this integrated services. A retrospective program review was conducted using the aggregated data of the National TB Programme (NTP) from 2005 to 2016. In Myanmar, TB/HIV services were initiated in seven townships in 2005. Townships were slowly expanded until 2013. After that, the momentum was increased by increasing the government budget allocation for NTP. In 2016, the whole country was eventually covered by TB/HIV services in different types of integration. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage among HIV-positive TB patients remained low and it was the only significant difference among the three types of integration. Barriers of low ART coverage need to be investigated to reduce the burden of TB/HIV. View Full-Text
Keywords: tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus; integrated services; ART; Myanmar tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus; integrated services; ART; Myanmar
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Kyi, M.S.; Aung, S.T.; McNeil, E.; Chongsuvivatwong, V. Evolution of Tuberculosis/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services among Different Integrated Models in Myanmar: A Health Services Review. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4, 2.

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