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    Technical And Operational Considerations For Implementing HIV Viral Load Testing

    This publication provides high-level guidance on implementing and scaling up HIV viral load testing programmes for health ministries and implementation partners, using a three-phased approach: (1) planning; (2) scale-up; and (3) sustainability. The guidelines for managing antiretroviral therapy (ART) issued by WHO have recognized the importance of viral load monitoring since 2003. Routine viral load monitoring is now strongly
    recommended as the monitoring strategy of choice.

     Author(s) WHO   Originally published on July 1, 2014   Posted on November 15, 2018

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    Considerations For Adoption And Use Of Multi-disease Testing Devices In Integrated Laboratory Networks

    Several new laboratory technologies are available or are being developed to allow for testing of different conditions using disease-specific tests on the same platform. For example, a single device may be able to test for the presence of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, and quantitatively measure HIV and hepatitis C viral load by using disease-specific reagents or cartridges with self-contained nucleic acid testing technology. Some of these technologies are being designed for use at centralized reference laboratories while others
    may be positioned for use at or near to point of care.

     Author(s) WHO   Originally published on June 1, 2017   Posted on November 15, 2018

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