Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues

Science Speaks Reports Results Of Zambia-South Africa TB And AIDS Reduction Program Study

This post in the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports the results of a Zambia-South Africa TB and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) program study, released Monday, which “demonstrate that household counseling — defined as the unpacking of concerns about TB and HIV within households and facilitating prompt diagnosis and treatment — significantly reduced tuberculosis (TB) prevalence.” According to the blog, “The large-scale, community-randomized trial demonstrated that the household intervention reduced the prevalence of culture-positive tuberculosis by 22 percent as compared to the communities that did not receive the intervention” (Mazzotta, 10/31).