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dc.contributor.authorShanks, Leslie
dc.contributor.authorKlarkowski, Derryck
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Daniel P
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T20:55:33Z
dc.date.available2013-07-04T20:55:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-20
dc.date.submitted2013-06-24
dc.identifier.citationFalse positive HIV diagnoses in resource limited settings: operational lessons learned for HIV programmes. 2013, 8 (3):e59906 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.pmid23527284
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0059906
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/295267
dc.description.abstractAccess to HIV diagnosis is life-saving; however the use of rapid diagnostic tests in combination is vulnerable to wrongly diagnosing HIV infection when both screening tests give a false positive result. Misclassification of HIV patients can also occur due to poor quality control, administrative errors and lack of supervision and training of staff. Médecins Sans Frontières discovered in 2004 that HIV negative individuals were enrolled in some HIV programmes. This paper describes the result of an audit of three sites to review testing practices, implement improved testing algorithms and offer re-testing to clients enrolled in the HIV clinic.
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.subjectDiagnosticsen_GB
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.titleFalse positive HIV diagnoses in resource limited settings: operational lessons learned for HIV programmesen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen_GB
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T10:40:01Z
html.description.abstractAccess to HIV diagnosis is life-saving; however the use of rapid diagnostic tests in combination is vulnerable to wrongly diagnosing HIV infection when both screening tests give a false positive result. Misclassification of HIV patients can also occur due to poor quality control, administrative errors and lack of supervision and training of staff. Médecins Sans Frontières discovered in 2004 that HIV negative individuals were enrolled in some HIV programmes. This paper describes the result of an audit of three sites to review testing practices, implement improved testing algorithms and offer re-testing to clients enrolled in the HIV clinic.


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