7.2.1. Screening for TB in pregnant women living with HIV

Pregnant women living with HIV are a key population for screening for TB disease, given the suppressed immune status of the mother and the importance of protecting the health of the fetus. TB screening for this population should be integrated with prevention of vertical transmission and antenatal care. Table 7.4 provides an overview of the diagnostic accuracy of different screening tools (13).


Table 7.4. Diagnostic accuracy of WHO-recommended screening tools in pregnant women living with HIV

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