Title

ART Initiation for Infants Diagnosed With HIV Through Point of Care and Conventional Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing in Kenya: A Case Series.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003032

Abstract

We sought to understand the sequence of testing and treatment among nine infants offered both conventional and point-of-care testing and diagnosed as HIV-positive by 6 months of age in Kenya. One infant received per protocol testing and treatment. Patient-level (late presentation and disengagement), provider-level (reluctance and error/oversight) and system-level (stock outs, errors) challenges delayed diagnosis and treatment. Early point-of-care testing can streamline testing; however, challenges mitigate benefits.

Journal Title

The Pediatric infectious disease journal

Volume

40

Issue

4

First Page

151

Last Page

153

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