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Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for HIV infection have high sensitivity and specificity, but in the setting of longstanding antiretroviral therapy (ART), can give false results that can lead to misinterpretation, confusion and inadequate management.
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Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are the primary diagnostic tools for HIV used in resource-constrained settings.
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Population-wide HIV testing services (HTSs) must be delivered in order to achieve universal antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage.
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Rapid diagnostic testing has made HIV diagnosis and subsequent treatment more accessible. However, multiple factors, including improper implementation of testing strategies and clerical errors, have been reported to lead to HIV misdiagnosis.
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This study describes the overall accuracy and performance of a serial rapid HIV testing algorithm used in community-based HIV testing in the context of a population-based household survey conducted in two sub-districts of uMgungundlovu district, K
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HIV-1 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at birth aims to facilitate earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected neonates.
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In accordance with global testing and treatment targets, many countries are seeking ways to reach the “90-90-90” goals, starting with diagnosing 90% of all people with HIV.
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The Journal of the International AIDS Society just launched a supplement entitled ‘Programmatic and public health implications of misdiagnosis of HIV’. This supplement was guest edited by Cheryl C.
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News
28 August 2017
SA HIV Clinicians Society Updates Guidelines for Adult Antiretroviral TherapySince the release of the previous guidelines published in the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine in 2014 and a subsequent update in 2015 explaining when to...
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Viral load (VL) monitoring for people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is extremely challenging in resource-limited settings.
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Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, p
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Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, p
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FROM:
24 August 2017 (All day)
TO:
25 August 2017 (All day)
VENUE:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Theme: Overcoming Critical Barriers to Maternal and Child Survival
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Objective: Unsuccessful linkage to care and treatment increases adolescent HIV-related morbidity and mortality.
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Objectives: To determine whether continuous quality improvement (CQI) improves quality of HIV testing services for adolescents and young adults (AYA).