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Pooled HIV-1 Viral Load Testing Using Dried Blood Spots to Reduce the Cost of Monitoring Antiretroviral Treatment in a Resource-Limited Setting

dc.contributor.authorPannus, Pieter
dc.contributor.authorFajardo, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, Carol
dc.contributor.authorCoulborn, Rebecca M.
dc.contributor.authorDuran, Laura T.
dc.contributor.authorBygrave, Helen
dc.contributor.authorEllman, Tom
dc.contributor.authorGarone, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorMurowa, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMwenda, Reuben
dc.contributor.authorReid, Tony
dc.contributor.authorPreiser, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-03T12:15:38Z
dc.date.available2014-09-03T12:15:38Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.citationPannus, P. et al. 2013. Pooled HIV-1 viral load testing using dried blood spots to reduce the cost of monitoring antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 64(2):134-137, doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182a61e63.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1077-9450 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1525-4135 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182a61e63
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/95544
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows:en_ZA
dc.descriptionPannus, P. et al. 2013. Pooled HIV-1 viral load testing using dried blood spots to reduce the cost of monitoring antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 64(2):134-137, doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182a61e63.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at www.jaids.comen_ZA
dc.description.abstractRollout of routine HIV-1 viral load monitoring is hampered by high costs and logistical difficulties associated with sample collection and transport. New strategies are needed to overcome these constraints. Dried blood spots from finger pricks have been shown to be more practical than the use of plasma specimens, and pooling strategies using plasma specimens have been demonstrated to be an efficient method to reduce costs. This study found that combination of finger-prick dried blood spots and a pooling strategy is a feasible and efficient option to reduce costs, while maintaining accuracy in the context of a district hospital in Malawi.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipSupported by Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels Operational Centreen_ZA
dc.format.extentpp. 134 - 137
dc.language.isoen_USen_ZA
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins Open Accessen_ZA
dc.subjectAntiretroviral treatment -- Cost effectiveness -- Malawien_ZA
dc.subjectHIV infections -- Treatment -- Economic aspects -- Malawien_ZA
dc.subjectPooling strategies -- Cost effectiveness -- Malawien_ZA
dc.subjectPlasma specimensen_ZA
dc.subjectDried blood spotsen_ZA
dc.titlePooled HIV-1 Viral Load Testing Using Dried Blood Spots to Reduce the Cost of Monitoring Antiretroviral Treatment in a Resource-Limited Settingen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderLippincott, Williams & Wilkinsen_ZA


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