Issue Briefs | July 2018

Point-of-Care Early Infant HIV Diagnosis

Preliminary results from the routine use of point-of-care early infant HIV diagnosis in eight sub-Saharan African countries
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Overview

Country:

Cameroon; Côte d’Ivoire; Kenya; Lesotho; Mozambique; Rwanda; Eswatini; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Topics:

Health Systems Strengthening; Pediatric HIV Diagnosis, Care and Treatment; POC EID; Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis

To improve health and to save lives, HIV-infected infants must be diagnosed early, rapidly and efficiently, and immediately initiated on treatment — this is referred to as point-of-care early infant diagnosis (POC EID). Yet, current early infant diagnosis systems in resource-limited countries are challenged at multiple levels of the cascade.