JOHANNESBURG - The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on Tuesday said it will be conducting a joint TB and HIV pilot study with its partners in KwaZulu-Natal between August 26 and September 20.
HSRC spokesperson Adziliwi Nematandani said the purpose of the pilot study would be to determine the feasibility of conducting a larger joint Tuberculosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) survey.
Nematandani said the project will determine survey uptake of combined HIV and TB testing, assess data quality of collected interview and bio marker measures, estimate the costs of a (scaled-up) joint population-based TB/ HIV impact assessment (PHIA) survey, and to document operational lessons learned to inform scale up of future joint TB-HIV surveys.
The survey will be taking place in two communities, Marburg and The Ridge, and will consist of two stages.
"Household stage, where the head of the household will be asked to answer a question about the household.