HIV/AIDS

Uptake of WHO recommended HIV testing strategies

Poster: An analysis of national policies on HIV testing services

Authors:
WHO, USAID

Uptake of WHO recommended HIV testing strategies

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Number of pages: 1
Publication date: December 2015
Languages: English

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WHO recommends serial HIV testing strategies for high (>5%) and low (<5%) prevalence settings. In both strategies, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) within a validated national algorithm can accurately provide a diagnosis. However, recent publications show that poor quality testing, and inaccurate test results can occur leading to misdiagnosis of HIV status. In particular the use of a “tie-breaker” strategy, in which the result of a third assay is used to resolve discrepant results by ruling in an HIV-positive status. This review aims to assess the uptake of WHO testing strategies.

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