Reducing the Burden of HIV/AIDS in Infants

The Contribution of Improved Diagnostics

Published in: Nature, v. 444, suppl. 1, Nov. 23, 2006, p. 19-28

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2006

by Julia E. Aledort, Allan Ronald, Sylvie M. Le Blancq, Renee Ridzon, Alan Landay, Maria E. Rafael, Molly Shea, Jeff Safrit, Rosanna W. Peeling, Nicholas Hellmann, Peter Mwaba, King Holmes, Catherine M. Wilfert

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The development of an inexpensive, simple and widely accessible test for diagnosing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in infants could significantly reduce paediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

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