Developing laboratory systems and infrastructure for HIV scale-up: A tool for health systems strengthening in resource-limited settings.

@article{Justman2009DevelopingLS,
  title={Developing laboratory systems and infrastructure for HIV scale-up: A tool for health systems strengthening in resource-limited settings.},
  author={Jessica E. Justman and Stephania Koblavi-Deme and Amilcar Tanuri and Allison Goldberg and Luis Felipe Gonzalez and Charon R Gwynn},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 Suppl 1},
  pages={S30-3}
}
The rapid scale-up of HIV care and treatment in resource-limited settings has overwhelmed many public health laboratory services already burdened with human resource shortages, an aging and inadequate infrastructure, and a lack of quality systems. There is, however, a growing appreciation of the opportunity to use HIV-related laboratory strengthening as means to strengthen health systems in general. We briefly describe ongoing efforts to integrate HIV laboratory support into HIV care and… CONTINUE READING
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