Facility-based, cross-sectional study was conducted and 423 TB
patients interviewed. The prevalence of self reported HIV testing
among sampled TB patients was 57%. Adjusted correlates of HIV
testing include primary education, being merchant, had moderate HIV
risk perception and high-HIV risk perception. Patients who had
willingness for PIHCT found more likely to have been tested for
HIV. While experiences with client and provider-initiated HIV
testing overall were positive, 86.2% of the patients were willing
for PIHCT. The only adjusted correlates of willingness for PIHCT
were being older age group and had demand for HIV testing. Early
evidence of widespread support for PIHCT and moderate acceptance of
HIV testing in this study holds significant promise for the
control, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and TB. Concerted
efforts to scale up PIHCT, however, must be accompanied by
intensive IEC on TB /HIV along with tackling of testing barriers.
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