Patient needs and point-of-care requirements for HIV load testing in resource-limited settings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/114129
Title:
Patient needs and point-of-care requirements for HIV load testing in resource-limited settings
Authors:
Usdin, Martine; Guillerm, Martine; Calmy, Alexandra
Journal:
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Abstract:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, independent medical nongovernmental organization. One way in which MSF acts to improve patient care is to assist in the identification and development of adapted and appropriate tools for use in resource-limited settings. One strategy to achieve this goal is through active collaborations with scientists and developers, to make some of the field needs known and to help define the medical strategy behind the implementation of new diagnostic tests. Tests used in the field need to be effective in often extreme conditions and must also deliver high-quality, reliable results that can be used in the local context. In this article, we discuss some patient and health care provider needs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) load measurement in resource-limited settings. This is just one of the areas in which effective, quality tools are desperately needed, not only by MSF and other international nongovernmental organizations, but also by many other health service providers. We hope that, by clearly defining the needs of patients in MSF clinics-as well as we can assess this-and by explaining why these tools are needed, how they should perform, and how their results can be integrated into a program, we will encourage the development of such tools and hasten their implementation in areas where they are so urgently needed.
Affiliation:
Medecins Sans Frontieres Access Campaign, Paris, France; University of Liverpool School of Public Health, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Department of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
Issue Date:
15-Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/114129
DOI:
10.1086/650384
PubMed ID:
20225951
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/650384?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
Submitted date:
2010-10-14
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1537-6613
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUsdin, Martineen
dc.contributor.authorGuillerm, Martineen
dc.contributor.authorCalmy, Alexandraen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29T14:31:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-29T14:31:56Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-15-
dc.date.submitted2010-10-14-
dc.identifier.citationJ Infect Dis 2010;201(Suppl 1):S73-7en
dc.identifier.issn1537-6613-
dc.identifier.pmid20225951-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/650384-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/114129-
dc.description.abstractMedecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, independent medical nongovernmental organization. One way in which MSF acts to improve patient care is to assist in the identification and development of adapted and appropriate tools for use in resource-limited settings. One strategy to achieve this goal is through active collaborations with scientists and developers, to make some of the field needs known and to help define the medical strategy behind the implementation of new diagnostic tests. Tests used in the field need to be effective in often extreme conditions and must also deliver high-quality, reliable results that can be used in the local context. In this article, we discuss some patient and health care provider needs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) load measurement in resource-limited settings. This is just one of the areas in which effective, quality tools are desperately needed, not only by MSF and other international nongovernmental organizations, but also by many other health service providers. We hope that, by clearly defining the needs of patients in MSF clinics-as well as we can assess this-and by explaining why these tools are needed, how they should perform, and how their results can be integrated into a program, we will encourage the development of such tools and hasten their implementation in areas where they are so urgently needed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/650384?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmeden
dc.rightsPublished by Infectious Diseases Society of America Archived on this site with permission and copyright 2010 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, [url]http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jid[/url]en
dc.subject.meshDeveloping Countriesen
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshPoint-of-Care Systemsen
dc.subject.meshViral Loaden
dc.titlePatient needs and point-of-care requirements for HIV load testing in resource-limited settingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontieres Access Campaign, Paris, France; University of Liverpool School of Public Health, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Department of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerlanden
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Infectious Diseasesen

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