The HIV/AIDS care services available vary from place to place. They include HIV/AIDS care groups within the general health services, HIV/AIDS community support groups and HIV/AIDS home care schemes. TB/HIV patients may gain the following benefits from the support of local HIV/AIDS services:
access to voluntary counselling and HIV testing;
knowledge about safer sexual behaviour and use of condoms;
preventive therapy for HIV-related opportunistic infections;
early identification and treatment of any new infections, including sexually transmitted infections;
symptomatic treatment in end-stage disease;
support for the family;
possible access to ART.
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