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Can we provide point-of-care viral load tests in poor countries?

It is not impossible to provide mobile, point-of-care viral load tests in resource-poor settings, the 2014 Treatment as Prevention workshop in Vancouver heard last week. By using a number

Published
10 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Point-of-care HIV tests elude poor countries

High costs and logistic hurdles have delayed the rollout of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for HIV in resource-poor countries where they are urgently needed, experts say.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Sci Dev Net
South African treatment guidelines need to consider viral load, not CD4 count, to achieve greater impact of treatment as prevention: study

Recommendations about the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) need to change for the use of HIV treatment as prevention to have maximum benefit, according to an international team

Published
27 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Is Viral Load Testing for HIV a Realistic Strategy in Developing Countries?

Are the new WHO recommendations realistic for low-income countries? If not, what needs to be done to achieve better access to technologies for viral load monitoring in resource-poor settings?

Published
28 February 2014
From
PLOS Blogs
TB-HIV news from the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

This edition of HATIP reports on the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health, held in Paris, 30 October-3 November 2013.

Published
28 February 2014
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Ongoing challenges in providing PMTCT in Kenya and Malawi

Ongoing systemic issues are affecting the implementation of the 2010 World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes in Kenya, according to a study

Published
24 January 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Mylan Announces CE Mark for MyT4™ Point-of-Care CD4 Diagnostic Test

Mylan, Inc. today announced that Zyomyx's MyT4™ point-of-care CD4 diagnostic test has received the CE Certificate of Conformity in the European Union, an important step toward launching this innovative test and expanding access to affordable, accessible and reliable diagnostics for people living with HIV globally.

Published
10 January 2014
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Mylan
Viral load tests 'could transform HIV treatment failure'

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an increased use of viral load monitoring to improve treatment outcomes of HIV patients, in its latest study on testing in Africa. Of those suspected of treatment failure after standard HIV tests such as white cell counts and clinical signs, as many as 70 per cent could be unnecessarily switched to more toxic treatments because these tests can falsely suggest their first-line treatment is failing, MSF’s study reports.

Published
02 January 2014
From
SciDev.net
'Samba' viral load machine a boost for HIV patients in Malawi

Viral load testing becomes easier and quicker, improves life in remote rural areas.

Published
02 January 2014
From
Gulfnews.com
Implementing viral load testing in resource-limited settings: one size does not fit all

Routine viral load can be done in low-resource settings, Helen Bygrave of Médecins Sans Frontières' Southern African Medical Unit told the 17th International Conference on Aids and Sexually

Published
19 December 2013
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
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