Viewpoint: Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/124086
Title:
Viewpoint: Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?
Authors:
Zachariah, R; Reid, S D; Chaillet, P; Massaquoi, M; Schouten, E J; Harries, A D
Journal:
Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH
Abstract:
In this paper, we discuss the reasons why we urgently need a point-of-care (POC) CD4 test, elaborate the problems we have experienced with the current technology which hampers CD4-count coverage and highlight the ideal characteristics of a universal CD4 POC test. It is high-time that CD4 technology is simplified and adapted for wider use in low-income countries to change the current paradigm of restricted access once and for all.
Affiliation:
Médecins sans Frontières, Operational Centre Brussels; CD4 Initiative, Institute for Global Health, UK; Clinton Health Access Initiative, Liberia; Department of HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Health, Malawi; Management Sciences for Health, Malawi; International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, France; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Issue Date:
2-Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/124086
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02669.x
PubMed ID:
21371207
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02669.x/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1365-3156
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.authorZachariah, Ren
dc.contributor.authorReid, S Den
dc.contributor.authorChaillet, Pen
dc.contributor.authorMassaquoi, Men
dc.contributor.authorSchouten, E Jen
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A Den
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-09T20:09:23Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-09T20:09:23Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-02-
dc.identifier.citationTrop Med Int Health 2011;16(1):37-41en
dc.identifier.issn1365-3156-
dc.identifier.pmid21371207-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02669.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/124086-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we discuss the reasons why we urgently need a point-of-care (POC) CD4 test, elaborate the problems we have experienced with the current technology which hampers CD4-count coverage and highlight the ideal characteristics of a universal CD4 POC test. It is high-time that CD4 technology is simplified and adapted for wider use in low-income countries to change the current paradigm of restricted access once and for all.en
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02669.x/abstracten
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwell, [url]http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi[/url]en
dc.subject.meshHIV/AIDSen
dc.subject.meshantigen, CD4en
dc.titleViewpoint: Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières, Operational Centre Brussels; CD4 Initiative, Institute for Global Health, UK; Clinton Health Access Initiative, Liberia; Department of HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Health, Malawi; Management Sciences for Health, Malawi; International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, France; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UKen
dc.identifier.journalTropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IHen

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