Viewpoint: Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?


Zachariah, R; Reid, SD; Chaillet, P; Massaquoi, M; Schouten, EJ; Harries, AD; (2011) Viewpoint: Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries? Tropical medicine & international health, 16 (1). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1360-2276 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02669.x

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the reasons why we urgently need a point-of-care (POC) CD4 test, elaborate the problems we have experienced with the current technology which hampers CD4-count coverage and highlight the ideal characteristics of a universal CD4 POC test. It is high-time that CD4 technology is simplified and adapted for wider use in low-income countries to change the current paradigm of restricted access once and for all.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 21371207
Web of Science ID: 285389600006
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1242

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