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Rapid HIV Tests: Guidelines for Use in HIV Testing and Counselling Services in Resource-Constrained Settings

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This document reviews characteristics of rapid HIV tests and discusses practical considerations for their use in resource-constrained settings. Counseling issues, advantages, and precautions associated with the use of rapid tests are considered. Algorithms for the use of rapid tests and current WHO recommendations are presented. The document concentrates on rapid tests that use whole blood, serum, or plasma.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Laboratory Workers, Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Counselors, Program Managers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Testing & Counseling
Resource Type: Clinical Guidelines