HIV load testing with small samples of whole blood.

  title={HIV load testing with small samples of whole blood.},
  author={Katrin Steinmetzer and Thomas Seidel and A Stallmach and Eugen Ermantraut},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={48 8},
Access to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral load (VL) testing is of paramount importance for the success of antiretroviral therapy treatment campaigns throughout the world. In many countries, limited laboratory infrastructure and transport capacities preclude a substantial number of people infected with HIV from accessing the necessary testing. Point-of-care diagnostic testing methods for those with HIV infection provide a compelling solution to addressing this challenge. To facilitate… CONTINUE READING


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