HIV Point-of-Care (POC) Testing

Recent Publications

The performance of BD FACSPresto™ forCD4 T-cell count, CD4% and hemoglobin concentration test in Ethiopia, Gebremicael G, et al. 12(4): e0176323.

Gebremicael, et al. report results from a technical evaluation of the BD FACSPresto Point-of-Care CD4 platform in Ethiopia using capillary and venous blood samples. Researchers found acceptable agreement with conventional systems for measuring CD4 count, CD4% and Hgb concentration. This paper was published in April 2017 by PLOS ONE. Download PDF version

Impact of SMS/GPRS printers in reducing time to early infant diagnosis compared to 4 routine result reporting: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Vojnov L, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Aug 18. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001526. [Epub ahead of print].

Vojnov, et al., present results from a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the benefit of using short message service (SMS) and general packet radio service (GPRS) printers to increase the efficiency of early infant diagnosis (EID) test result delivery compared with traditional courier, paper-based result delivery methods. The authors found that SMS/GPRS result delivery to facilities significantly reduced test turn-around time and should be considered for expedited delivery of EID and other centralized laboratory test results. This paper has been accepted by the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and was published online in August 2017. Download PDF version

Satellite Sessions

ICASA 2017 Satellite Session: Cinema Majestic, Prof. Souleyman Mboup Room, Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

ASLM will participate in ICASA 2017 Satellite event “The role of point-of-care testing for early infant diagnosis and improved treatment options towards ending pediatric AIDS” on Friday, 8th December 2017 | 18:30 h – 20:30 h Download the event brochure for details.

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Satellite Session at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), Paris, France

ASLM will participate in an IAS Satellite Event “Bringing the Test to the Patient: Results from the Early Routine Use of Point-of-Care HIV Testing in Resource-Limited Settings” on 25 July 2017 at 18:30. Download the event brochure for details. Visit the IAS2017 website for meeting registration information.

About the HIV Point-of-Care page

This web project aims to provide an interactive real-time website that would gather and present current and upcoming HIV point-of-care (POC) information in a single venue easily accessible to the international scientific community.  This POC site will allow for more efficient and effective collection and analysis of data, monitoring, dissemination of findings, and a platform for free exchange of information.


  1. To provide effective and efficient evaluations of new POC technologies resulting in consistent and fair cost-savings evaluations.
  2. To provide guidance on the implementation of new technologies to ensure the greatest impact on programmes.
  3. To improve on collaborations with partners and Ministries of Health.

Planned Features for this ASLM HIV POC Web Portal

Reference Portal

  • Interactive timeline of POC platform releases
  • Links to partner websites with important relevant information

Communication Portal

  • Forums for sharing ideas, asking questions, and collaborating

Data Portal

  • Interactive map of ongoing multi-site POC evaluations
  • Sharing of open-source data and content

Post-Market Surveillance Page

  • Sharing of post-market POC surveillance data