Confirmation of HCV viremia using HCV RNA and core antigen testing on dried blood spot in HIV infected peoples who inject drugs in Vietnam

@inproceedings{Nguyen2018ConfirmationOH,
  title={Confirmation of HCV viremia using HCV RNA and core antigen testing on dried blood spot in HIV infected peoples who inject drugs in Vietnam},
  author={Truong Tam Nguyen and V{\'e}ronique Lem{\'e}e and Karine Bollor{\'e} and Hai Vinh Vu and Karine Lacombe and Xuan Lien Truong Thi and Que Anh Luong and Charline Dubos and Jean-Christophe Plantier and Huong Duong Thi and Didier Laureillard and Maud Lemoine and Edouard Tuaillon},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundNucleic acid tests performed on blood samples collected on Dried Blood Spot (DBS) and detection of HCV core antigen (HCVcAg) are two approaches that may facilitate access to HCV diagnosis in low and middle incomes countries. In this study we evaluate HCV RNA and HCV antigen testing on DBS in HIV/HCV co-infected peoples who inject drugs in Vietnam.MethodOne hundred and four HIV/HCV seropositive patients managed in outpatient care at the Haiphong Viet Tiep hospital were included in this… CONTINUE READING
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