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: We evaluated outcomes of an HIV-1-testing intervention using rapid HIV tests followed by point-of-care Xpert Qual testing for HIV-1 RNA. Of 706 young urgent-care seeking participants evaluated, 24 (3.4%) had chronic HIV (antibody-positive), 3 (0.4%) acute HIV-1 (Qual-positive, antibody-negative), and 3 (0.4%) early HIV-1 infection (Qual-positive, antibody-discordant). Overall, 21 (70.0%) diagnosed patients started antiretroviral therapy after a median of 4 days (range 0-71). HIV-1 RNA testing led to an increase in confirmed diagnoses by 25%.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/QAD.0000000000002110

Type

Journal

AIDS (London, England)

Publication Date

04/2019

Volume

33

Pages

923 - 926

Addresses

Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya.