Towards More Accurate HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Multi-Site Evaluation of HIV RDTs and Risk Factors For False Positives

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618897
Title:
Towards More Accurate HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Multi-Site Evaluation of HIV RDTs and Risk Factors For False Positives
Authors:
Kosack, CS; Page, AL; Beelaert, G; Benson, T; Savane, A; Ng'ang'a, A; Andre, B; Zahinda, JP; Shanks, L; Fransen, K
Journal:
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Abstract:
Although individual HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) show good performance in evaluations conducted by WHO, reports from several African countries highlight potentially significant performance issues. Despite widespread use of RDTs for HIV diagnosis in resource-constrained settings, there has been no systematic, head-to-head evaluation of their accuracy with specimens from diverse settings across sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted a standardized, centralized evaluation of eight HIV RDTs and two simple confirmatory assays at a WHO collaborating centre for evaluation of HIV diagnostics using specimens from six sites in five sub-Saharan African countries.
Publisher:
International AIDS Society
Issue Date:
22-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618897
DOI:
10.7448/IAS.20.1.21345
PubMed ID:
28364560
Submitted date:
2017-04-12
Language:
en
ISSN:
1758-2652
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.authorKosack, CSen
dc.contributor.authorPage, ALen
dc.contributor.authorBeelaert, Gen
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Ten
dc.contributor.authorSavane, Aen
dc.contributor.authorNg'ang'a, Aen
dc.contributor.authorAndre, Ben
dc.contributor.authorZahinda, JPen
dc.contributor.authorShanks, Len
dc.contributor.authorFransen, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T16:33:56Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-19T16:33:56Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-22-
dc.date.submitted2017-04-12-
dc.identifier.citationTowards More Accurate HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Multi-Site Evaluation of HIV RDTs and Risk Factors For False Positives. 2017, 19 (1):1-12 J Int AIDS Socen
dc.identifier.issn1758-2652-
dc.identifier.pmid28364560-
dc.identifier.doi10.7448/IAS.20.1.21345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618897-
dc.description.abstractAlthough individual HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) show good performance in evaluations conducted by WHO, reports from several African countries highlight potentially significant performance issues. Despite widespread use of RDTs for HIV diagnosis in resource-constrained settings, there has been no systematic, head-to-head evaluation of their accuracy with specimens from diverse settings across sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted a standardized, centralized evaluation of eight HIV RDTs and two simple confirmatory assays at a WHO collaborating centre for evaluation of HIV diagnostics using specimens from six sites in five sub-Saharan African countries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational AIDS Societyen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the International AIDS Societyen
dc.titleTowards More Accurate HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Multi-Site Evaluation of HIV RDTs and Risk Factors For False Positivesen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the International AIDS Societyen

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