Dried blood spots in HIV monitoring: applications in resource-limited settings.

@article{Johannessen2010DriedBS,
  title={Dried blood spots in HIV monitoring: applications in resource-limited settings.},
  author={Asgeir Johannessen},
  journal={Bioanalysis},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 11},
  pages={1893-908}
}
By the end of 2008, 4 million people were receiving antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. In industrialized countries, monitoring of treatment with viral load measurements and drug resistance testing is the standard of care to ensure early detection of treatment failure and a prompt switch to a fully active second-line regimen, before drug-resistant mutations accumulate. These tests, however, require highly specialized laboratories and stringent procedures… CONTINUE READING