Received: 20 November 2018
Accepted: 22 April 2019
First Online: 10 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study obtained ethical approval from Department Research and Ethical Review Committee of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. Permission letter was obtained from administrators of each facility. Participants were recruited after they became informed about the objectivesof the study and after they gave informed consent. For participants less than 18 years of age, their parents signed a written parental permission form. All participants who were positive for TB were linked with DOTs with free of charge and participants positive for intestinal paraites were treated accordingly. Since all study collection sites have routine anti-retroviral therapy ART) services, all HIV positive study participants were linked to each ART clinic through TB clinic focal persons for ART treatment initiation and management.
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