HIV/AIDS

Novel point-of-care tools for early infant diagnosis of HIV

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WHO

Novel point-of-care tools for early infant diagnosis of HIV

Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: July 2017
Languages: English, français
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2017.16

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Overview

The advent of point-of-care (POC) Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) technologies is a breakthrough that creates the opportunity to increase coverage of EID testing. It will allow same-day test results and enable the initiation of earlier treatment, as well as address some of the key limitations of conventional EID networks – in particular long turnaround times for tests and high rates of loss to follow up.

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