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dc.contributor.authorPannus, Pieter
dc.contributor.authorFajardo, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, Carol
dc.contributor.authorCoulborn, Rebecca M
dc.contributor.authorDurán, Laura T
dc.contributor.authorBygrave, Helen
dc.contributor.authorEllman, Tom
dc.contributor.authorGarone, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorMurowa, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMwenda, Reuben
dc.contributor.authorReid, Tony
dc.contributor.authorPreiser, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-29T14:18:24Z
dc.date.available2013-11-29T14:18:24Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-01
dc.identifier.citationPooled HIV-1 Viral Load Testing Using Dried Blood Spots to Reduce the Cost of Monitoring Antiretroviral Treatment in a Resource-Limited Setting. 2013, 64 (2):134-7 J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1944-7884
dc.identifier.pmid23892241
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182a61e63
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/305934
dc.description.abstract: Rollout of routine HIV-1 viral load monitoring is hampered by high costs and logistical difficulties associated with sample collection and transport. New strategies are needed to overcome these constraints. Dried blood spots from finger pricks have been shown to be more practical than the use of plasma specimens, and pooling strategies using plasma specimens have been demonstrated to be an efficient method to reduce costs. This study found that combination of finger-prick dried blood spots and a pooling strategy is a feasible and efficient option to reduce costs, while maintaining accuracy in the context of a district hospital in Malawi.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999)en_GB
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.subjectPooled Viral Load testingen_GB
dc.subjectDried blood spotsen_GB
dc.titlePooled HIV-1 Viral Load Testing Using Dried Blood Spots to Reduce the Cost of Monitoring Antiretroviral Treatment in a Resource-Limited Settingen
dc.contributor.department*Médecins Sans Frontières, Southern Africa Medical Unit, Cape Town, South Africa; †Médecins Sans Frontières, Thyolo, Malawi; ‡Ministry of Health, Health Technical Support Services, Diagnostics, District Management Office, Thyolo, Malawi; §Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi; ‖Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Research Unit, Brussels, Belgium; and ¶Division of Medical Virology, Stellenbosch University, and National Health Laboratory Service, Tygerberg, South Africa.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999)en_GB
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T10:56:38Z
html.description.abstract: Rollout of routine HIV-1 viral load monitoring is hampered by high costs and logistical difficulties associated with sample collection and transport. New strategies are needed to overcome these constraints. Dried blood spots from finger pricks have been shown to be more practical than the use of plasma specimens, and pooling strategies using plasma specimens have been demonstrated to be an efficient method to reduce costs. This study found that combination of finger-prick dried blood spots and a pooling strategy is a feasible and efficient option to reduce costs, while maintaining accuracy in the context of a district hospital in Malawi.


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