HIV POC (NAT) Landscape in Africa

Point of Care (Nucleic Acid Tests) Landscape in Africa. Welcome to the point of Care (POC) – early infant diagnostic landscape in Africa. Through funding provided by Unitaid, CHAI, UNICEF, and ASLM, have successfully supported the introduction of point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) and viral load (VL) technologies and pilot activities in sub-Saharan African countries. Strategic deployment of POC infant diagnosis is key in getting more infants tested for HIV and initiated on treatment in a timely manner. This map indicates the distribution by type and numbers of POC Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) for HIV EID, VL technologies being used by some countries in Africa. The number of types of technologies formally registered per country has been used as a proxy indicator for uptake of this relatively new market of POC NAT diagnostics. To view the number of registered technology types, move the cursor to the country of interest. To view actual numbers of instruments per particular type of technology and the type of tests conducted, click on the country of interest. 

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Countries with POC – EID technology registered

  • Only 1 technology

  • Two technologies

  • Three technologies

  • Four technologies