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How can the community contribute in the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis? An example from a rural district in Malawi



How can the community contribute in the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis? An example from a rural district in Malawi



Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100(2): 167-175



This paper describes (a) the experience of initiating community involvement in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) activities in a rural district in Malawi and (b) some of the different ways in which the community is contributing in the fight against these two diseases and the outcomes of their involvement. During a 2-year period, a total of 21 358 (41%) of 52 510 HIV tests performed at voluntary counselling and HIV testing (VCT) sites in the district were conducted by lay community counsellors.

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PMID: 16214192

DOI: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.07.008


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