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Global Health Diagnostics

HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies Key Considerations Document and Toolkit Launched

Dear colleagues, On behalf of all global health partners involved, we would like to invite you have a look at the following complementary resources launched today to support countries with planning...
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HIV/AIDS HIV early infant diagnosis HIV viral load testing POC tests point of care
Global Health Diagnostics

Performance of the Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Assay: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Madhukar Pai - March 26, 2018
Please see this new paper in JCM (open access): URL: http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/4/e01673-17.full.pdf+html Best Madhu Performance of the Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Assay: a Systematic Review a...
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genexpert HIV HIV viral load testing Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Assay
HIV Treatment & Prevention

Performance of the Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Assay: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Madhukar Pai - March 26, 2018
Please see this new paper in JCM (open access): URL: http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/4/e01673-17.full.pdf+html Best Madhu Performance of the Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Assay: a Systematic Review a...
Keywords:
genexpert HIV HIV viral load testing Xpert
Global Health Diagnostics

GeneXpert Omni - Hype or Hope? Concerns from the global diagnositc community

Kathleen England - Jan. 29, 2018
In 2015, Cepheid presented their prototype point-of-care device, GeneXpert Omni, a single-module battery powered platform expected to extend testing below district-level in remote settings. Since intr...
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diagnosis GeneXpert MTB/RIF HIV early infant diagnosis HIV viral load testing tuberculosis
Global Health Diagnostics

Point-of-care viral load testing and differentiated HIV care

Jienchi Dorward - Jan. 7, 2018
Dear colleagues, Madhu asked me to share the attached short comment on POC HIV VL testing which was recently published in the Lancet HIV. These ideas come out of an ongoing randomised trial of POC...
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decentralization HIV viral load testing point of care Task Shifting
Global Health Diagnostics

Reaching the Third 90: Taking Routine Viral Load Monitoring to Scale

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 3, 2017
Please see this excellent, open-access special supplement by Journal of the International AIDS Society. The entire supplement is devoted to HIV viral load access. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley...
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HIV viral load testing
Global Health Diagnostics

WHO prequalifies first HIV self test and Xpert HIV viral load assay

Dear All, Please note the recent prequalification of: • Xpert® HIV-1 Viral Load - product code GXHIV-VL-CE-10, CE-marked regulatory version, manufactured by Cepheid AB. • OraQuick® HIV Self-Test ...
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HIV self-test HIV viral load testing
Global Health Diagnostics

Leveraging the GeneXpert system for viral load testing

Madhukar Pai - July 15, 2017
Hi All Although over 6500 GeneXpert machines are now available for TB testing in over 100 countries, these systems are often underused because of high cost, restrictive algorithms, inadequate decen...
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genexpert HIV viral load testing