Research Protocol - An Evaluation of False Positive HIV Results due to Testing Errors

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/322273
Title:
Research Protocol - An Evaluation of False Positive HIV Results due to Testing Errors
Authors:
Maparo, Tatenda; Mungofa, Stanley; Bara, Hilda T.; Chirisa, Florence
Abstract:
An unacceptably high frequency of false positive HIV test results has been reported in various settings. Given the severity and implications of an HIV+ diagnosis, a false positive result is likely to be psychologically traumatic and may result in inappropriate and potentially harmful treatment. The current HIV testing algorithm being used in Zimbabwe does not include repeat testing for HIV positive results, and it is not currently known whether testing errors are leading to false positive diagnoses at a significant rate. WHO recommends that an additional specimen for testing be collected at some point after the initial diagnosis is made. This procedure aims to rule out possible technical or clerical errors including specimen mislabelling and transcription errors. STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the number of false positive HIV results due to testing errors, using the WHO retesting recommendations, in 6 clinics in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Affiliation:
MSF-OCA; Harare City Council, Harare, Zimbabwe; Harare City Council, Harare, Zimbabwe
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/322273
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Research protocol. These materials can be used, adapted and copied as long as citation of the source is given including the direct URL to the material. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png
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dc.contributor.authorMaparo, Tatenda; Mungofa, Stanley; Bara, Hilda T.; Chirisa, Florenceen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-27T12:41:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-27T12:41:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/322273-
dc.descriptionResearch protocol. These materials can be used, adapted and copied as long as citation of the source is given including the direct URL to the material. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.pngen_GB
dc.description.abstractAn unacceptably high frequency of false positive HIV test results has been reported in various settings. Given the severity and implications of an HIV+ diagnosis, a false positive result is likely to be psychologically traumatic and may result in inappropriate and potentially harmful treatment. The current HIV testing algorithm being used in Zimbabwe does not include repeat testing for HIV positive results, and it is not currently known whether testing errors are leading to false positive diagnoses at a significant rate. WHO recommends that an additional specimen for testing be collected at some point after the initial diagnosis is made. This procedure aims to rule out possible technical or clerical errors including specimen mislabelling and transcription errors. STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the number of false positive HIV results due to testing errors, using the WHO retesting recommendations, in 6 clinics in Harare, Zimbabwe.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHIVen_GB
dc.subjecttestingen_GB
dc.subjectfalse positiveen_GB
dc.titleResearch Protocol - An Evaluation of False Positive HIV Results due to Testing Errorsen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentMSF-OCA; Harare City Council, Harare, Zimbabwe; Harare City Council, Harare, Zimbabween_GB
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