early infant HIV diagnosis (EID)

Innovations and challenges in early infant diagnosis of HIV

This article aims at examining the key recent advances in the field of EID, as well as at discussing approaches for resolving the major bottlenecks faced by health systems in the identification and linkage to care of HIV-infected infants.
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Point-of-care HIV early infant diagnosis: is test sensitivity everything?

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Lorna Dunning, Nei-yuan Hsiao, Landon Myer

Despite improvements in PMTCT services in low- and middle-income countries, there are still almost 200,000 new paediatric HIV infections annually in sub-Saharan Africa. This has led to early infant HIV diagnosis (EID) programmes becoming a public health priority, but until recently, EID has required specialist laboratory equipment and trained personnel which is only feasible in urban, centralized facilities.

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