An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Interventions to Change the Knowledge of, Attitudes towards, and Practices around, TB and HIV of Inmates in the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa
Best, Alison Margaret
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Tuberculosis (TB) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are major public health issues within South Africa, with TB the leading cause of death in 2015 in the country (Statistics South Africa, 2017). TB and HIV rates within South African correctional centres (prisons) are higher than in the general population, a trend seen throughout the world (Baussano et al. 2010). Interventions that seek to improve the knowledge of, attitudes towards, and practices around, TB and HIV of inmates in correctional centres include a peer education programme, an edutainment programme called the 'Kick TB/HIV' programme, and routine HIV counselling and testing (HCT).