HIV/AIDS

Guidelines for appropriate evaluations of HIV testing technologies in Africa

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Authors:
CDC, WHO/AFRO, APHL

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Number of pages: 59
Publication date: 2002

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This document is intended to provide those involved with planning or conducting any aspect of test evaluations with practical guidance for developing country-specific protocols for evaluating HIV EIA and simple/rapid test methods. Specific guidance is given on the rationale and justification for evaluating new tests, issues to consider when planning an evaluation and projected timelines for an evaluation. Detailed descriptions of phases of the evaluation quality assurance, evaluation materials e.g., specimens and laboratory safety precautions are also presented.