Assessment of population-based HIV RNA levels in a rural east African setting using a fingerprick-based blood collection method.

@article{Jain2013AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of population-based HIV RNA levels in a rural east African setting using a fingerprick-based blood collection method.},
  author={V. Jain and T. Liegler and J. Kabami and G. Chamie and T. Clark and D. Black and E. Geng and D. Kwarisiima and J. Wong and M. Abdel-Mohsen and N. Sonawane and F. Aweeka and H. Thirumurthy and M. Petersen and E. Charlebois and M. Kamya and D. Havlir},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          598-605
        }
}
  • V. Jain, T. Liegler, +14 authors D. Havlir
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • BACKGROUND Population-based human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA levels (viral load [VL]) are proposed metrics for antiretroviral therapy (ART) program effectiveness. We estimated population-based HIV RNA levels using a fingerprick-based approach in a rural Ugandan community implementing rapid ART scale-up. METHODS A fingerprick-based HIV RNA measurement technique was validated against standard phlebotomy. This technique was deployed during a 5-day community-wide health campaign in… CONTINUE READING

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