Access to CD4 Testing for Rural HIV Patients: Findings from a Cohort Study in Zimbabwe

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/560493
Title:
Access to CD4 Testing for Rural HIV Patients: Findings from a Cohort Study in Zimbabwe
Authors:
Vogt, Florian; Tayler-Smith, Katie; Bernasconi, Andrea; Makondo, Eliphas; Taziwa, Fabian; Moyo, Buhlebenkosi; Havazvidi, Liberty; Satyanarayana, Srinath; Manzi, Marcel; Khogali, Mohammed; Reid, Anthony
Journal:
PloS One
Abstract:
CD4 cell count measurement remains an important diagnostic tool for HIV care in developing countries. Insufficient laboratory capacity in rural Sub-Saharan Africa is frequently mentioned but data on the impact at an individual patient level are lacking. Urban-rural discrepancies in CD4 testing have not been quantified to date. Such evidence is crucial for public health planning and to justify new yet more expensive diagnostic procedures that could circumvent access constraints in rural areas.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
17-Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/560493
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0129166
PubMed ID:
26083342
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVogt, Florianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTayler-Smith, Katieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBernasconi, Andreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMakondo, Eliphasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTaziwa, Fabianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoyo, Buhlebenkosien_GB
dc.contributor.authorHavazvidi, Libertyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSatyanarayana, Srinathen_GB
dc.contributor.authorManzi, Marcelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhogali, Mohammeden_GB
dc.contributor.authorReid, Anthonyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-15T19:03:08Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-15T19:03:08Z-
dc.date.issued2015-06-17-
dc.identifier.citationAccess to CD4 Testing for Rural HIV Patients: Findings from a Cohort Study in Zimbabwe. 2015, 10 (6):e0129166 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid26083342-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0129166-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/560493-
dc.description.abstractCD4 cell count measurement remains an important diagnostic tool for HIV care in developing countries. Insufficient laboratory capacity in rural Sub-Saharan Africa is frequently mentioned but data on the impact at an individual patient level are lacking. Urban-rural discrepancies in CD4 testing have not been quantified to date. Such evidence is crucial for public health planning and to justify new yet more expensive diagnostic procedures that could circumvent access constraints in rural areas.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.titleAccess to CD4 Testing for Rural HIV Patients: Findings from a Cohort Study in Zimbabween
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen_GB
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