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Research Article

The Effect of Complete Integration of HIV and TB Services on Time to Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy: A Before-After Study

  • Bernhard Kerschberger,

    Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Katherine Hilderbrand,

    Affiliations: Médecins sans Frontières, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Andrew M. Boulle,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • David Coetzee,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Eric Goemaere,

    Affiliation: South African Medical Unit, Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • Virginia De Azevedo,

    Affiliation: City of Cape Town, Health Directorate, Khayelitsha, South Africa

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  • Gilles Van Cutsem mail

    gillesvancutsem@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Médecins sans Frontières, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046988

About the Authors

Bernhard Kerschberger, Katherine Hilderbrand, Gilles Van Cutsem
Médecins sans Frontières, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Katherine Hilderbrand, Andrew M. Boulle, David Coetzee, Gilles Van Cutsem
Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Eric Goemaere
South African Medical Unit, Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa
Virginia De Azevedo
City of Cape Town, Health Directorate, Khayelitsha, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: gillesvancutsem@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GVC BK AMB KH DC EG. Performed the experiments: GVC KH VDA EG. Analyzed the data: BK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AMB KH DC GVC EG VDA. Wrote the paper: BK KH GVC VDA. Reviewed the registers and clinical notes: BK.