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  • Video

    Collection of Dried Blood Spot Specimen for Viral Load Testing

    In 2013, the World Health Organization recommended viral load (VL) monitoring as the gold standard for monitoring the effectiveness of antiviral therapy (ART). This video, produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in English, French, and Portuguese, shows the recommended step-by-step process for the collection of dried blood spot (DBS) samples for quality assured VL results.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 17, 2019   Posted on June 17, 2019

  • e-Learning

    Safety Familiarisation Course for African Healthcare Clinicians

    This course provides key information on safe practices, infection control, personal protective equipment, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and ways to manage and dispose of health care waste properly.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 12, 2019   Posted on June 12, 2019

  • Publication

    Public-Private Partnership and Strengthening Laboratory Systems in Africa Supplement

    This supplement, produced by Labs for Life, a public-private partnership between Becton Dickinson, Company and The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This supplement is designed to support Ministries of Health, Laboratory Experts, Clinical staff, and implementing partners to improve global laboratory systems.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 20, 2019   Posted on June 12, 2019

  • Publication

    Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Achieving UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 HIV Treatment Targets in Africa

    This review article identifies the benefits, enabling factors, and associated challenges for public and private sectors to engage in public-private partnerships. These partnership contributions to laboratory systems strengthening are a model, and present opportunities that can be leveraged to strengthen systems to accelerate the scale up of Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis to achieve the UNAIDS 90–90-90 treatment targets for HIV/AIDS.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 12, 2019   Posted on June 12, 2019

  • Guidelines Publication

    The Laboratory African Regional Collaborative (LARC) Project Workbook

    The Laboratory African Regional Collaborative (LARC) project supports clinicians, laboratorians and data record units to work together and improve the proportion of viral load test results put in patients’ files. LARC is a useful tool that can be used by countries to address inefficiencies at the laboratory-clinical interface at clinic level, and achieve the 3rd ‘90’ of the UNAIDS 90·90-90 HIV targets.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 12, 2019   Posted on June 12, 2019

  • Other

    HIV Point-of-Care (Nucleic Acid Testing) Landscape in Africa

    Strategic deployment of POC EID is key to 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 and VL technologies ( Alere, Samba, GeneXpert, etc. ) being used by some countries in Africa.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on June 20, 2019   Posted on June 10, 2019

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