Challenges in the Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection in Infants: Experience from Tamil Nadu, India.

OBJECTIVE To analyze critical steps in the testing algorithm of the National Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) program in India. METHODS A retrospective analysis of data on cases enrolled in the EID program during 2010-2012 from Tamil Nadu was undertaken. RESULTS 2745 dried blood spots were tested; 9% of these tested positive. Median age of infants at the… CONTINUE READING