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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

    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

  • 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 August 23, 2019   Posted on June 10, 2019

  • Guidelines Report

    The Missed Potential of CD4 and VL Testing

    This insightful paper was published in Plos about the missed potential of CD4 and viral load testing to improve clinical outcomes for people living with HIV in lower-resource settings.

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

  • e-Learning Video

    2019 Waste Management Training Session 3: Tool for Waste Management Considerations for VL and EID Testing Laboratories and Associated Healthcare Facilities

    In collaboration with ASLM and the LabCoP community, the CDC International Laboratory Branch (ILB) presented the 3rd of 6 ECHO sessions dedicated to waste management. In this session, a draft of a viral load waste management checklist tool that can be used as baseline audit of select country VL labs was introduced. The tool aims to assist in creating awareness of best practices and identifying gaps for waste management processes in HIV molecular testing laboratories and associated healthcare facilities.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on August 23, 2019   Posted on May 22, 2019

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