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The evaluation of a rapid In situ HIV confirmation test in a programme with a high failure rate of the WHO HIV two-test diagnostic algorithm

Klarkowski, Derryck B; Wazome, Joseph M; Lokuge, Kamalini; Shanks, Leslie; Mills, Clair F; O'Brien, Daniel P

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BACKGROUND Concerns about false-positive HIV results led to a review of testing procedures used in a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) HIV programme in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the WHO HIV rapid diagnostic test algorithm (RDT) (two positive RDTs alone for HIV diagnosis) used in voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) sites we evaluated in situ a practical field-based confirmation test against western blot WB. In addition, we aimed to determine the false-positive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-02-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16415
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004351

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